Over a month ago I saw an article in the SA Express-News (online) food section talking about the latest Jason Dady food place, this one in the Southtown district of San Antonio. I immediately fired off an e-mail to our fellow foody friends from the old neighborhood and after triangulating our calendars, the date was set.
B&D Ice House went from being a place to get a cold beer on a hot day to a place filled with the delicious aroma of Texas BBQ and grilled jalapeno poppers on their web page, but the gist of it is, the folks from The Friendly Spot (just across the street) teamed with the Dady brothers and transformed the place into some seriously good eats.
Here is the big surprise: Except for my daughter, everyone at our table felt that the brisket at B&D was hands down superior to, and I can't believe I'm even writing this, Augie's Barbed Wire. Yes, in my opinion, we experienced the best brisket in San Antonio at B&D. Not too smokey, the right amount of caramelization, and just melt in your mouth tender. Order the brisket and you will be very pleased.
Do not under any circumstances put the sauce on any of your meats. I know, some people say you should never use sauce anyway, but in this case, the real downer for our experience was the BBQ sauce. It was simply awful. Maybe that was on purpose - to force us to appreciate the delicious meats on their own. If so, well done.