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BBQ in San Antonio?

What's your favorite place (aside from your backyard) to eat BBQ?
Post Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:07 pm
Steven Grilling Guru
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I'm in San Antonio for a special event with the SA restaurant association. Any suggestions for where to eat barbecue (or anything else)?



Post Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:45 am
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Mmm...San Antonio is not really that well known for BBQ. When we head down there, we normally just eat Tex-Mex. Dyal_SC made some posts awhile back about his trip down there under Best BBQ Joint. I think he went to Casa Rio on the Riverwalk as well as The County Line. I think he liked the bbq at the county line, but I don't remember being impressed with it. More of a touristy kinda place. If you have time, you could drive up to New Braunfels and try Cooper's. Not sure how good it is. The original out in Llano is/was pretty good, but haven't been in years.

I've heard/read good things about a place called Smoke Shack. It's a food truck and usually located at 2347 Nacogdoches Road. Whatever you do, stay far far away from Bill Miller Bar-B-Que. Nasty stuff. The fast food of bbq. Good luck.

Post Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:15 am
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More good Tex-Mex or Mexican in San Antonio. Get to the Hill Country - Kerrville, Fredericksburg ... Out toward Seguin, Gonzales, Luling , Lockhart ... Up around Austin, Taylor, Eglin ...
My "bucket list" place is the Taylor Café just for the opportunity to meet Vencil Mares and shake his hand. I use his technique to make my pinto beans.
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Post Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:41 pm
Steven Grilling Guru
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Thanks! I founds some terrific que in San Antonio. Two Bros. Smoke Shack. The Granary (inspired). I plan to blog on it shortly.

Post Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:42 pm
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Two spots in San Antonio made Texas Monthly's Top 50 list. The Granary and Two Bros. I've heard great things about both. Here is the list: ... cue-joints

Post Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:44 am
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I've moved this post to the Best BBQ Joint forum because it fits a lot better there. Enjoy! :D
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