Gigantic Steaks, Top-50 BBQ and Pizza with Shiner

This week on Texas Eats, David Elder visits Spechts Texas, a historic country store that now features live music and serves gigantic steaks and beers. He learns some history about the property and tastes a hand-cut grilled rib eye of epic proportions!

Next, David takes us to a no-frills Hawaiian restaurant in Schertz serving delicious Katsu and other Hawaiian specialties. He talks with the owner, Samson Kalani, about Hawaiian culture and what brought him and his family to Texas.

Next, a top 50 barbecue in Texas, 2M Smokehouse in San Antonio, greets David with an insane platter of high-end barbecue. He talks with the owner about his craft and how his wife creates all the baked treats from scratch.

Next, head to Waco for Southern comfort food at Chip and Joanna Gaines’ restaurant, Magnolia Table. He tastes chili cheeseburger and some delicious sweets.

Next, David heads to Academy Sports + Outdoors for a tour of their BBQ section. He grills cheeseburgers and discovers an upcoming grilling workshop!

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After that, David heads to the new spot in San Antonio to grab a slice, Parry’s Pizzeria and Taphouse. He pairs Shiner beers with perfect pies!

Finally, David heads just north of Alamo town to San Marcos to check out some loaded Mediterranean fare at The Pita Shop!

Featured restaurants this week:

Spechts Texas – 112 W Specht Rd, San Antonio, TX 78260
Pictured is a steak at Spechts Texas. (KSAT)
Ali’i Cove Restaurant by Big Aloha – 1210 Pat Booker Rd, Universal City, TX 78148
Hawaiian cuisine at Ali’i Cove restaurant in Big Aloha. (KSAT)
2M Smokehouse – 2731 S WW White Rd, San Antonio, TX 78222
A BBQ plate at 2M Smokehouse. (KSAT)
Magnolia Table – 2132 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706
Pictured is the Magnolia Chilli Cheeseburger. (KSAT)
Sports + Outdoors Academy – 11650 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250
BBQ & Grill demo at Academy Sports + Outdoors. (KSAT)
Parry’s Pizzeria and Taphouse – 5311 N Loop 1604, San Antonio, TX 78249
Pizza and Shiner Beer at Parry’s Pizzeria and Taphouse. (KSAT)
The Pita Shop – 1904 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos, TX 78666
Delicious dishes at the Pita Shop. (KSAT)

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