San Antonio's 20 must-try barbecue restaurants

Texas is the self-proclaimed barbecue capitol of the world. And who's going to argue with that? Like much of the state, San Antonio…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway St., (210) 957-1430,
smokeshacksa.com
Featured multiple times on Food Network, the Smoke Shack offers undeniably delicious barbecue and southern-style cooking that will amply satisfy your cravings. Grab an order of the tender, melty Brisket Grilled Cheese and you may just become a regular. 
Photo via Instagram / smokeshack
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These San Antonio restaurants and chefs have been featured on national TV shows

Every San Antonian has a shortlist of local dining spots they know and love, but some standouts and their chefs have managed…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Emily Hersh: Jardin
 555 Funston Pl, (210) 338-5100, jardinsatx.com
San Antonio chef Emily Hersh appeared as a contestant during the 20th season of Fox TV's Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns, hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Formerly of Jason Dady's Jardín Restaurant at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Hersh now resides in NYC ahead of opening a new vegan barbecue concept. 
Photo courtesy of Emily Hersh
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21 San Antonio restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals for dine-in or takeout

Look, we get it — sometimes you're just not up to putting together a whole Thanksgiving meal yourself. Even if you're a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Ambler
306 W Market St., (210) 229-9222, amblersanantonio.com
This newly-renovated River Walk eatery is offering a three course prix-fixe menu featuring cider-brined turkey breast and all the fixin’s. The attached Hotel Contessa is even offering Thanksgiving staycation packages for folks who simply don't want the hustle and bustle of the holiday at home. 
Photo courtesy of Ambler
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The best food and drinks in San Antonio, according to our readers

The people of San Antonio have spoken! Here are the Best of San Antonio Food and Drink winners for 2021.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Bakery
La Panadería, Multiple locations, lapanaderia.com
Photo via Instagram / lapanaderia
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20 essential barbecue restaurants in San Antonio

It’s always a good time for barbecue in Texas. There’s just something about the smoky flavors and food coma-inducing sides that have…

By San Antonio Current Staff

True Texas BBQ
Multiple Locations, heb.com
Located inside H-E-B’s across the city, True Texas — much like good barbecue should be — is always there when you need it. Fourteen hours of smoking with Texas oak means you get hole-in-the-wall quality BBQ with grocery store convenience. 
Photo via Instagram / truetexasbbq
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These San Antonio restaurants are taking orders for to-go Thanksgiving dinners right now

This year has been beyond stressful, which may explain why some of us just aren't up to cooking our own turkey and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Earl Abel's
1639 Broadway, (210) 444-9424, earlabelssa.com
This longtime SA diner is offering packages with the choice of roast turkey, hickory-smoked ham or eight pieces of their signature fried chicken, accompanied by mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Spend less than $50 to feed four people, with or without a whole pie. We vote ‘with!’ 
Photo via Instagram / earlabels_restaurant
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The best food and drinks in San Antonio, according to our readers

The people of San Antonio have spoken! Here are the Best of San Antonio Food and Drink winners for 2020.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Brunch
Magnolia Pancake Haus, 606 Embassy Oaks, (210) 496-0828, magnoliapancakehaus.com
Photo via Instagram /  magnoliapancakehaus
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25 Essential Comfort Food Dishes Available for Takeout From San Antonio Restaurants

It’s safe to say that we all have one comforting dish that that we can rely on to soothe our soul, relax…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tony G's Soul Food’s Fried Catfish
915 S Hackberry, (210) 451-1234, tonygssoulfood.com
If soul food is the only thing that will ease your mind, head over to Tony G’s for any number of fried delicacies, including okra, chicken and shrimp. But above all, don’t miss the fried catfish. Huge fillets, dusted with cornmeal and fried to golden perfection, catfish connoisseurs are sure to be impressed. 
Photo via Instagram /  tonygssoulfood
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Everything You Missed at the Third Annual Crawfish Boil at the Pig Pen

Based off these tasty shots, we conclude it would have sucked to miss the 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil at the Pig Pen!…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything You Missed at the Third Annual Crawfish Boil at the Pig Pen
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Every San Antonio Restaurant Featured on the Food Network

San Antonians have plenty of local spots they know and love, but there have been some standouts over the years that have…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Texas Pride Barbecue
2980 TX-1604 Loop, Adkins, (210) 649-3730, texaspridebbq.net
In season three of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy Fieri was sure to hit up Texas Pride for the “All Kinds of BBQ” episode. Guy totally recommends the best-selling brisket paired with a side of baked beans.
Photo via Instagram / 4u2chawaii
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13 San Antonio Restaurants That Started Off as Food Trucks

San Antonio's food scene is constantly growing, and many local chefs and bakers choose to get their start dishing out treats from…

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Where Yat Food TruckThough the truck rolled off into the sunset earlier this year after opening in late 2011, it helped launched The Cookhouse, NOLA Brunch & Beignets (pictured here) and Bud’s Rotisserie for chef Pieter Sypesteyn and wife Susan.111 Kings Ct., (210) 320-1572, eatatnola.com.
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