Chacho’s finally opens its barbecue spot on Perrin Beitel
For more than two years, the signs for Goodfire BBQ have teased motorists on Perrin Beitel Road on their way to and from Loop 410 on San Antonio’s Northeast Side.
The restaurant was equipped with tables, chairs and barbecue signage. It just never was open, despite a Dec. 16, 2016 post on its social media page that it was opening soon.
Well, the fires at Goodfire are now up and burning in 2019. The restaurant made its quiet debut last week, currently operating with fluctuating hours as owners figure out meat demand and staffing.
Goodfire, which features a substantial interior and outdoor patio space, is run by the same ownership group that operates the area Chacho’s restaurants. It sits across the street from Chacho’s and Chalucci’s, which is currently closed for renovations.
“The building was an old Taco Cabana, and there was a lot to renovate,” said Roger Miller, a member of the Chacho’s board who is overseeing operations at Goodfire. “Also, we really just wanted to make sure we didn’t rush anything, and (we) kept tweaking our recipes.”
Miller also said that the June opening of the Chacho’s Chicken restaurant on U.S. 90 delayed the Goodfire project.
Goodfire customers will find a large barbecue menu with Chacho’s influences. All of the post oak-smoked meats (brisket, turkey breast, pulled pork, chicken) can be ordered as a plate and by the pound, but they can also be added to nachos, quesadillas and tacos.
Beef fajitas are also offered. The burger portion of the menu is currently unavailable.
Goodfire makes a lot of the dishes in-house, from a pork- and beef-blended house sausage, to four different kinds of barbecue sauce, tortillas and freshly baked loaves of bread sliced thick.
“The bread has been a hit. We are already sold out for the day,” Miller said Monday just after noon.
The restaurant is also equipped with frozen margaritas, a few house cocktails and a lineup of bottled beer on ice.
The restaurant currently is open from 11 a.m. until it sells out of meat Mondays through Saturdays. There is a board posted near the ordering space that indicates what is available. Eventually, Miller said normal hours will be from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Goodfire BBQ, 8629 Perrin Beitel Road, 210-267-1155. Hours (tentative): 11 a.m. until sold out Mondays through Saturdays. Facebook: GoodfireBBQ
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