The County Line Legendary BBQ Hosts Thursday Night Ancira Free Music Series in San Antonio Benefiting San Antonio Food Bank
County Line Legendary BBQ has been legendary in San Antonio for many years. They are also legendary for their FREE music series. In fact this is their 15th year hosting the Music Series which has raised over 934,742 pounds of food for the San Antonio community through the San Antonio Food Bank. The music is always free, they just ask guests to bring canned food or make a donation to the Food Bank.
The 2016 Music Series takes place every Thursday now through September 30th. The Free Music Series is sponsored by Ancira Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram. The schedule of concerts can be found at County Line Music. When I attended the series The Band of Heathens, an American Rock & Roll group out of Austin, was playing. It doesn’t get more real than this, listening to great live Texas music, sharing a local draft beer or cocktail with friends and chomping down on some wonderful legendary Texas BBQ all while sitting under the stars.
The County Line Legendary BBQ has a nice selection of Texas Craft Drafts to whet your whistle, so go ahead and order a cool, tall one like the Cedar Creek Brewing Dankosaurus IPA which comes out of Seven Points, TX southeast of Dallas.
Beer not quite your thing? Well that may make you a city slicker of sorts, but not to worry, there are still drinks for you. They keep a great supply of Texas Spirits on hand here too, like Rebecca Creek Whiskey from just north of San Antonio, or Deep Eddy Vodka which hails out of Austin.
I love Rebecca Creek Whiskey so I decided to try the County line Old Fashioned with said whiskey. This one came with a pit-smoked ice ball. The ice ball is from water which is smoked on the pit and then frozen. As the ice melts, the drink slowly picks up the smoky flavor. A perfect start for barbecue.
How about a starter to enjoy with that drink? Some Mexican Deviled Eggs perhaps topped with a crispy Jalapeno bacon. Or sauteed mushrooms in their special blend of butter, red wine and spices.
Glazed wings with hot & spicy sauce are also on the starter menu. Coming 12 to an order, they might also be an entree but either way, they are gooey delicious.
And you have to order some of their famous homemade bread with the meal. Made fresh every morning, you can get it by the full or half loaf and it comes out warm, ready to slather the butter on it. You will want to keep eating it but remember, you came here for barbecue so pace yourself cause you are gonna want to eat the whole loaf.
At County Line Legendary BBQ they suggest you order Family Style. This is the best way to try what they have to offer especially if their are several in your party or if no one can make up their mind about what to get. There are 3 choices in their “all you can eat” specials; 3 meats, 5 meats or the “all you can stand” 8 meats. All come with the same three sides; Cole slaw, potato salad and beans. They are all really fresh and good I might add. We wanted almost all so we went for the 5 meat with the big beef ribs added on. We pretty much ate the whole thing cause you can’t take doggy bags on the Family Style meals! Yup, that’s how we roll….out the door!
Yes, they still have hearty platters of one meat, combo platters or Southern Platters (fried stuff) to delve into by yourself. These come with choice of two sides – there is a larger selection of sides with these plates.
For lunch you can get lighter platters of the above or burgers, spuds topped with shredded beef and all the toppings, signature salad like the Skeeters Caesar which has fresh grated Parmesan with house made dressing. Top it with a 3/4 lb of Fried Chicken Breast and you have a salad for at least two.
If you came to this BBQ place but really want something off the grill, well you can get that too. There is a wonderful melt-in-your-mouth grilled tenderloin that’s pretty darn good. And the Grilled Norwegian Salmon, seasoned lightly with lemon pepper I highly recommend. That with the Grilled Vegetable Kabobs; yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onions and green pepper is a lighter, healthier fare. Or if you aren’t too worried about calories, get the Garlic Mashed Potatoes as a yummy side!
You are probably saying “stop” I can’t possibly do more, but don’t leave here without a dessert. And may I suggest….
The cobbler of the day with a light as the dickens crust. Or maybe a slice of Aunt Ruth’s buttery Pecan Pie in a deep dish flaky crust. But in my opinion, the one to try is the made from scratch Bread Pudding. Made from that homemade bread mentioned earlier, soaked in a custard with raisins and magic seasoning, this one is a keeper. Top it with ice cream and Jack Daniel’s Bourbon Sauce and NOW you can say your meal is complete.
And if you haven’t already, be sure to stop into the restrooms before you leave to listen to the tape of the Texas dictionary telling you how to use Texas words like y’all in a sentence.
County Line Legendary BBQ is also famous for their milk shakes and Root Beer Floats if you want to stop in some afternoon for one of those. Just saying….
And don’t forget Thursday Night FREE Music Series for a fun night out with friends or family. Remember to bring along your canned food to donate to the Food Bank.
**Full Disclosure: I received dinner in exchange for my review. All opinions in this post are totally mine.
County Line Legendary BBQ
Location: There are several locations in San Antonio. The location for this review was: 10101 W IH 10 • San Antonio, Texas 78230
Open for Lunch & Dinner
7 days a week
Sunday – Thursday – 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday – 11:00am – 10pm