King’s Hwy BBQ

So, this morning I was all motivated to go workout because I was inspired by my new, very cute workout tank that says “Gordita” on the front (thanks mom!) and then we got caught up checking out a new house on the market, running a few errands, and returning/exchanging Christmas gifts.  The next thing I knew, it was lunch time and Jon and I were both starving.  Needless to say, this Gordita ended up at King’s Highway BBQ.  It felt like a perfect time to snap some pictures and tell you guys more about why this is our favorite BBQ place.  It’s definitely on my list  of spots that always get it right- consistently great food with amazing brisket.

img_0628Sausage, Sweet tea glazed spare ribs, and brisket.

We first met Pitmaster Emo years ago when we used to frequent Two Bro’s BBQ where he was the pit master responsible for turning out some of the best brisket we had ever had.  We used to take friends there all of the time and rave about how good the food was.  Then one day, we stopped seeing him there and didn’t know where he ended up.  Fast forward to 2015 and I found out via Facebook that he was opening a new BBQ place in the same building that formerly held Taps y Tapas in the 5 Points neighborhood.  Excited is an understatement- we were psyched!

I love everything about this restaurant – everything on their menu is fantastic.  But the brisket is the real standout.  It’s one of the best in the city.  Yes, I know about 2M and they are really good too, but Pit Master Emo’s brisket has been on point for YEARS.

img_2239-1Shredded chicken torta

My favorite go-to menu item is the shredded chicken torta.  For those of you who don’t know what a torta is- it’s basically a sandwich with different types of meat on a toasted bolillo (white bread roll).  KH’s version is made with your choice of meat and topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream, onions, avocado, and tomatillo salsa. Seriously, so good.

King’s Highway makes BBQ like what a lot of us in San Antonio are used to having at home at our family BBQ’s.  It’s Tex-Mex style and it’s perfect.  For example, you can get it served with tortillas instead of bread.  Also the sides are Mexican rice, borracho beans, potato salad and coleslaw. When you visit, order a small order of each to try them all out.

Want tacos?  They have you covered on that too.  Their street tacos can be made with brisket, shredded chicken, pulled pork, carne guisada, and pork belly.  Yes, pork belly street tacos.  And yes, they are delicious.



img_2237-1Craft beer on tap but also Dos Equis and Michelob Ultra for the rest of us.

Pro-tip #1:  Kings Hwy always has 16oz tall boy Lone Star, Lone Star Light, and PBR’s for $2.00. All day, every day.

Pro-tip #2:  They sell out of food.  In my opinion, selling out is a sign of how great the food is.  So get there early or even call ahead to make sure there is still brisket left.  They will also often post on Facebook when they’ve sold out.  You don’t want to be like the sad guy who showed up after us today only to find out they had just sold out.  I’ve been that guy and it’s not fun.

Pro-tip#3:  You can find my “Gordita” tank and other gear on this website

Find out more about Kings Highway by checking out their website at or by following them on Facebook.



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