One of S.A.’s best BBQ spots closing next month
A certifiable barbecue bombshell was dropped today. The owners of one of San Antonio’s top barbecue destinations have announced that they will be closing their restaurant in September to join forces with B-Daddy’s BBQ in Helotes.
Emilio and Christi Soliz of Kings Hwy Brew & Q, located at 1012 N. Flores St., announced on social media that the final day of service will be Sept. 29. The Solizes are closing the Five Points restaurant after nearly three yearsand will be heading northwest to be a part of the B-Daddy’s BBQ crew in Old Town Helotes.
“After evaluating what our family needs, now that 3 (children) are in school and the 4th joining next year, we realized they need more of our time,” Emilio Soliz posted on Facebook. “Stepping away from the owner lifestyle will grant us that.”
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B-Daddy’s owner B.R. Anderson said that he spoke with Soliz about a year ago and told him the door was always open to join him at his restaurant. The two share some definite barbecue kinship: Soliz has been smoking at Kings Hwy on one of Anderson’s former pits.
“My jaw nearly hit the floor when he called me and asked if I was serious (about the offer),” Anderson said. “We think this is something that is going to take us to the next level, and pretty big news in the barbecue world.”
Emilio will be collaborating with Anderson and B-Daddy’s kitchen manager John Campbell, a classically trained chef, on a new menu that will feature Kings Hwy specialities with a few new twists that are still in development. Christi will run the front of house operations.
“This isn’t going to be Kings Hwy at B-Daddy’s,” Anderson said. “We are going to stage cook-offs, a lot of tastings, and we’ll decide our direction together.”
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King’s Hwy was rated one of the city’s best resturants this year in the Express-News’ annual “Top 100 Dining & drinks” guide, earning a two-star review in 2016.
B-Daddy’s already had a solid reputation for good barbecue. It was spotlighted in the Express-News’ 52 Weeks of BBQ series in May, where it was recognized for standout brisket, ribs and sausage, as well as a lineup of quality sides.
The Solizes will start at B-Daddy’s on Oct. 16.
King Hwy Brew & Q, 1012 N. Flores St., 210-971-9024, Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 29. Facebook: KingsHwyBrewnQ.
B-Daddy’s BBQ, 14436 Old Bandera Road, 210-275-9995, Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Facebook: BDaddysBBQ.
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