Smoke Shack BBQ - Texas Monthly

Updated: Sep 10, 2018


DATE APR 17, 2015

Three years ago I ate some promising barbecue from a food truck in the shadow of I-410 in San Antonio. Chris Conger was doing it all that day inside what was called Conger’s Smoke Shack, cooking, slicing, and making change. Last year he had stowed away enough change to make the jump into a steep-roofed building along Broadway just north of the swanky Pearl district. The food truck is still hanging around the highway at lunch time, but the Smoke Shack business is now all grown up.

I ate at the new restaurant the day after they opened their doors last April. I’ve been recommending it ever since, but never thought it would take a year for me to get back for a review meal. It was worth the wait.

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