Being in Texas, you would expect San Antonio to be full of incredible barbecue joints, but truth be told, finding barbecue you would travel the ends of the earth for is another story. Still, we've managed to round up some of the best barbecue in town!
Unfortunately, the best of the best barbecue in the Alamo City isn't easy to come by, at least, not yet, but you can find them at farmers and artisan markets all around town for now! JD's Chili Parlor is a gourmet artisan chili, mac and 'cue company that puts a whole lot of love and attention into crafting excellent food. Their brisket, for one, takes days to make and is whiskey-marinated, chili-rubbed (with a special blend of chili seasonings), smoked and then crunched. Every bite is a slice of heaven.
The Granary, located at the Historic Pearl, is a local's favorite for barbecue. Stop in for lunch to enjoy some traditional barbecue such as St. Louis Ribs, Smoked Chicken and Sausage, or join them in the evening for a more refined dining experience. They offer delicious options such as Smoked Pork Belly with Anson Mills Pencil Cob grits, watermelon hot sauce and fennel; smoked rabbit; and grilled monkfish.