Two Bros. BBQ Market
A San Antonio BBQ tour was due. The only time that I have had barbecue in San Antonio was at the original Rudy's which left a bad taste in my mouth. Amber and I went to the ACL Festival the previous day so we were exhausted from it. Somehow we still managed to head out early Saturday morning because my wife really wanted to try Magnolia Pancake Haus. When we arrived there, I had the biscuits and gravy, and they were awesome. About five minutes down the street was Two Bros. BBQ Market so we made it the next stop on the trip. I actually wanted to go to The Granary 'Cue & Brew first, but this made better sense. I have tried Two Bros. before at a TMBBQ event.
We got there right when it opened and were the only ones there. I love it when you open your car door and the first thing you smell is the smoke in the air. Everything on the menu is ordered by a quarter pound. I ordered some moist brisket, pork spare ribs, pork baby back ribs, and a link of sausage. The brisket was chewy. It needed to stay in the smoker a bit longer to break down the fat and collagen more. It did have a good bark and smokiness to it. The spare rib had a nice smoke to it, but the flavors were bland and boring. It was also a little tough to bite the meat away from the bone. The cherry glazed baby back rib is where it is at. The sweet, succulent meat was righteous. The smoke definitely put the rib over the top. The sausage they served was good. The pork and beef blend had a nice pop and was flavorful. Two Bros also has three different barbecue sauces. One is sweet, one is tangy, and one is made from molasses, coffee, and Shiner beer.
Two Bros. BBQ Market is co-owned by Chef Jason Dady and his brother, hence the name. Their restaurant made it onto the 2013 Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ joints list. The location also has a huge patio with a play area for the kids. Everything on the menu had the right amount of smoke from the oak wood. It is a definitely solid choice considering the brisket could be much better on a good day. I would say we were off to a good start to the San Antonio BBQ tour. Grade: B-
Until next time, happy smoking...
Address: 12656 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: (210) 496-0222