OUR PICK: 2M Smokehouse & Catering, 2731 S. W.W. White Road, (210) 885-9352
Though we’re living in the age of instant gratification (instant likes, instant snaps, texting, emails), the old adage of “good things come to those who wait” couldn’t apply more to a visit to our Best of San Antonio barbecue winner. Opened by high school best friends Joe Melig and pitmaster Esaul Ramos, 2M Smokehouse teased out their “barbecue con ganas” last summer with Saturday pop-ups in advance of their December opening. Nowadays, the barbecue is giving San Antonio smoky cred as ‘cue cult members travel far and wide to stand in line for a chance at that buttery brisket, succulent sausage with Serrano chile and Oaxaca cheese and addicting pickles. Get in line now.