A Word on The Granary

In our Kreuz Market post, we mentioned Rudy’s. Rudy’s is a chain of barbecue joints in South and Central Texas. I think there are three “real” Rudy’s and the rest are franchisees. Frankly I hadn’t tried a franchised Rudy’s until we went camping in New Braunfels. The Rudy’s there met the standards of the “real” Rudy’s close to my home. I enjoyed the brisket, while my wife … who hates Rudy’s for reasons yet to be adequately explained … demolished her baby back ribs. 

The real reason for this post is The Granary. The Granary is upscale barbecue. I wish I could go the The Granary more often but its reputation makes it nearly unusable. The great barbecue chef Steve Raichlen placed The Granary in his top 10 barbecue joints in the United States for 2013.  The barbecue joint Two Bros is on Raichlen’s list, and I swear I don’t know how that happened. Two Bros is average IMO, and I’ve had it more than once. Anyway, As The Granary is one of the few good barbecue joints in San Antonio, it’s hard to get a seat. If you can’t get a seat, you can’t eat. Then there’s hardly anyplace else to go.

By the way, if you’re in The Granary, try the turkey. It’s the only good commercial barbecue turkey I’ve had. I believe I mentioned this in the previous The Granary post.

We need more good barbecue joints in South Texas, specifically San Antonio. Great Texas barbecue is located east of Austin, in the Lockhart – Luling area. San Antonio? We have The Granary, Rudy’s and that’s about it. If you dare mention Bill Miller’s you can leave this post and this blog forever. I can’t explain why there isn’t more great BBQ around here other than the fact San Antonians like to wait in line. 

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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