Smoke Shack: San Antonio, TX
with Jerrod Janakus
Chris Conger, who owns Smoke Shack with his wife Kate Conger, was great to hang with and talk BBQ! This business started as a food truck before moving to their current permanent location. He may operate his business in San Antonio, Texas, but Chris is well traveled. His modern approach to BBQ is very well rounded, while still paying homage to Texas BBQ first, but with definite Carolina and Kansas City influences too.
I really enjoyed the fatty brisket, chicken, ribs, and the sauces here including a mustard-based one. From mac and cheese to fried okra, they also have a lot of sides on the menu that sounded tempting, but I'll have to try them next time since I still have a whole lot of stops left to go on this trip! #chasingbbq