Today, I had lunch with one of my colleagues who is departing out workplace. We went to a place downtown at the Pearl Brewery location, called The Granary. The Granary is one of those upscale places but it is different. It serves barbecue and beer. Apparently, The Granary is a pretty good place to eat. Steven Raichlen said it was in his Top 10 for the United States in 2013. I’ve actually eaten food from all three of the Texas restaurants on this list. Jason Dady of Two Bros, let me say this: The guy is a fabulous cook, he had a restaurant called “The Lodge at Castle Hills” which is now closed. The Lodge was the best restaurant in San Antonio in my opinion. His Tre Trattoria Italian restaurant in Alamo Heights is superb. Two Bros is ok, I guess. My wife has a warped palate and didn’t like it, but it was not my best BBQ experience here.
Oh, what do I think of The Granary? The Granary is superb.
You know what the best thing to eat at The Granary? The turkey. That’s right, the smoked turkey was awesome. Usually, wherever you go, the smoked turkey is NOT awesome. Not even Aaron Franklin’s turkey is awesome. Smoked turkey is usually pretty dry, but this one was juicy and tasty. The barbecue sauce is very good. I had coleslaw, which was decent and the potato salad. TRY THE POTATO SALAD, I absolutely loved it.
Surprisingly, the one thing I do not get down with is their brisket. It’s not bad, but it’s not Franklin Barbecue awesome, either.
The first time we went there, I had a brown ale. It was outstanding.
In other words, everything there was pretty good except the brisket which I felt was average. I still ate it.
If you’re ever in San Antonio and are looking for a trendy upscale place that serves excellent food, try The Granary.