The Specht’s Store is one of those places that make you feel more relaxed just by walking through the doors. It’s got a rich history, a great story, and a dedicated restaurateur at the helm in Thurman Love. The building alone makes this place a destination worth seeking out, even without the cold beer and live music. With a few tweaks it could be one heck of a barbecue destination too.
City: San Antonio
Method: Post oak in an offset smoker
Pitmaster: Thurman Love
In 1908, German immigrant William Specht bought some property outside Bulverde, Texas, about twenty miles north of San Antonio. He took over the operation of an existing store, and by the early twenties erected a building that, according to the Bulverde Standard, was originally a dance hall. Being next to Camp Stanley it was popular …