The Big Bib BBQ
The poultry needs no adornment. Slices of turkey breast were juicy, flavorful, and tender. The chicken was even more impressive. We’re not sure how they’re making money on it since a half chicken came along as one of the options on our three-meat combo plate. This is where all that rub really shines, as it becomes one with the crisp skin. Even the white meat was juicy as we tried to keep ourselves from eating every morsel. It was not only the best value, but it was the best item on the menu. But the great variety of sides might even give the chicken a run for its money.
City: San Antonio
Method: Oak and mesquite in a gas-fired smoker
Pitmaster: Eugene Polk
There’s no sign over the door—at least not for now—but somehow that doesn’t seem to matter. The Big Bib BBQ and its new attached event space anchor the corner of an aging strip center along Austin Highway in northeast San Antonio. It’s under construction, and the awnings are being replaced, but barbecue fans had no trouble …