BJ’s Restaurant & Big Poppa Smokers BBQ

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My first time eating at BJ’s was when we first moved to Dallas 13 years ago.  We met up with some friends we hadn’t seen in a while, and I remember it was just a wonderful night!  We sat out on their patio and had a great time eating, talking and just hanging out. Ever since then, we try to go to BJ’s at least once a month, if not more!

There are only a few restaurants that I would label as my all-time favorite place to eat, and BJ’s Restaurant is one of them.  First of all, I have yet to try something there that I don’t like.  I LOVE it all!!  In fact, it is the only place where I have a hard time ordering because I have several favorites!  My husband is a HUGE fan of their craft beers, and my kids love the variety of their children’s menu.  So really, there is something there for everyone in our family.

So, obviously it was a no-brainer when I was asked if I wanted to try out BJ’s new Big Poppa Smokers BBQ menu!  Plus, living in Texas, I’m a BBQ lover as well!

After a morning of hitting garage sales, we headed to our local BJ’s in San Antonio for lunch with the boys.

BJ's Restaurant

Once inside, and seated…

BJ's Restaurant…we snuggled up.

Ok, not really.  We ordered drinks first.

Then we snuggled.

I was surprised to find that, in addition to the new Big Poppa Smokers Menu, they even created a drink menu to compliment their new BBQ menu as well.

BJ's Restaurant

They all looked so delicious, but in the end, I chose the Berri Citrus Cooler.  It was amazing!!!  Definitely the perfect summer drink!

Next, I noticed the new Big Poppa Smokers BBQ menu nestled inside their main menu.

BJ's Big Poppa Smokers BBQ Menu

On the front of the menu you can read about why BJ’s chose Big Poppa Smokers to partner with when it came to creating a BBQ menu for their restaurant.  Not only are Big Poppa Smokers the 2012 American Royal Invitational champions, but their rubs and spices are used by several BBQ teams that compete professionally.  You can learn more about Big Poppa Smokers by checking out their website here.

There were several BBQ menu items to chose from, and they all sounded fabulous, but in the end, my husband decided on the Baby Back Pork Ribs… and I chose the Barbeque Pulled Pork Sandwich.

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Seriously… YUM!!!  The rib meat just fell off the bone and was so tender and absolutely delicious!

BJ's Restaurant

As for mine…  Oh. My. Goodness.  AMAZING!!

The pork was tender, juicy and full of flavor.  I LOVED the addition of the crispy onion strips on top.  All of the flavors just came together perfectly.

BJs Restaurant

The Jeremiah Red Ale BBQ Sauce was fabulous and can I just say… if you are a bread lover like me, you are going to love the bun this is served on.  Just wonderful!

My Berri Cooler drink paired perfectly with this meal, and my husband thought his craft beer was pretty fabulous too… of course!


There are several things I’m hoping to try while this menu is available through September 2nd.  I will definitely be back to try the combo meal for two which includes the Pecan Wood-Smoked Barbeque Half Chicken and a Half Rack of Baby Back Pork Ribs.  Not only do you get to pick two sides with it, but you also get to choose one of their specialty BBQ sauces as well.  Oh, and you get BJ’s cornbread with honey pecan butter…. YUM!

BJ's Restaurant

As always, BJ’s created another fabulous addition to their menu!  Remember, this new menu is only available through September 2nd so head, I mean RUN to your nearest BJ’s Restaurant today!

Want to stay up to date with what is going on with BJ’s Restaurants?  Then be sure to follow BJ’s on Twitter, Facebook, or check out their website here.

Have you tried anything from the new Big Poppa Smokers Menu yet?  If so, what did you get?

Love ya!





My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!


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  1. Yummy! We absolutely love BJ’s!!! We have not tried their BBQ menu so I think that’s a good reason to go!! Have a great week!~~Angela
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  2. yay for a date! And boy does that look DELICIOUS!
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