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Critics weigh in on Culinaria-UNESCO City of Gastronomy list of best San Antonio barbecue

April 8, 2019 GMT

When Culinaria joined the celebration of San Antonio’s UNESCO’s City of Gastronomy designation, it created three food trails marking the city’s iconic tacos, barbecue and margaritas, in partnership with the city’s World Heritage Office.

Just two problems: We didn’t agree with all their choices, and they didn’t tell you what to order when you got there. So we fixed that.

Their 10-stop Barbecue Trail got it 80 percent right. I’ve offered a fix for that last 20 percent, along with a guide to the best barbecue at each place and added three bonus options drawn from our 52 Weeks of Burgers series.

In the slideshow are my picks, using the San Antonio Food Trails as the springboard, for the best barbecue in San Antonio.

Hungry for more?

Tacos: Critics weigh in on Culinaria-UNESCO City of Gastronomy list of best San Antonio tacos

Margaritas: Critics weigh in on Culinaria-UNESCO City of Gastronomy list of best San Antonio margaritas

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver