While fall may have started on September 22, nobody’s told the Texas heat yet. To help San Antonio get in the spirit of the harvest season, The Granary ‘Cue & Brew unleashes their flavorful fall menu.
Located at the Pearl Brewery at 602 Avenue A, The Granary is a restaurant and brewery that transforms from traditional barbecue at lunch time to a fine barbecue experience come dinner.
The dinner menu is divided into three sections, Welcome, Savor and Stay. Welcome includes a selection of sharable dishes to get you primed for your main course. Off the new fall menu, calabacita is a beautiful zucchini dish topped with pork, tomato jam, hatch chile, cotija and epazote. Meanwhile the Grilled Quail is just as impeccably plated, sitting on a bed of apples and topped with Alabama barbecue sauce.
And then it happened. My heart stopped as our waiter brought out the plates of Texas Toast. Seeing its buttery glisten, I could hardly wait to eat it as soon as it hit the table. Remember when Oprah made that Weight Watchers commercial about her love for bread? That’s basically me.
The Granary makes their own buttermilk bread served complete with barbecue butter. Texas Toast is always a favorite of mine, but this version is to die for. And I know my bread.
When you make it to the Savor portion of the menu, the tastes of The Granary grow hearty. Order the Tai Snapper and the charred onion broth will be poured right at your table, fresh as can be. This snapper was actually so good I had to immediately text my best friend to plan a future trip back to the restaurant. Paired with a Rye Saison chosen by Head Brewer Matt Arch, life was so good. The Granary doesn’t have “’Cue and Brew” in its name for nothing; it’s a great place for beer lovers.
Twenty Something SA Tip: Pair your barbecue with a Beer Flight to complete the experience. And if you are a fan of coffee, try their Coffee IPA.
Off the diverse menu, their Smoked Duck Breast and Dry-Aged Prime Flannery Hanger Steak stand out as well. Chef and Owner Tim Rattray explained that the steaks are dry aged 6 to 8 days; a huge part in its taste and tenderness.You can eat lunch at The Granary ‘Cue & Brew Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They are also open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5:30 – 11 p.m. The Granary is perfect for date night, or anytime you want to make your soul happy with standout barbecue. This menu is seasonal, so these dishes won’t be here forever.