Pit master and Co-Owner, Esaul Ramos Jr. has been nominated for the James Beard Award for the second time!
Esaul Ramos began his journey as a backyard griller who eventually found himself rotating briskets in Austin, Texas. After a few years in Austin, he called me up to partner up with him and finally put our high school dreams of barbecueing for a living into action in our hometown of San Antonio, Texas.
Without investors or suit and tie types from the bank willing to give us a shot at a lease, we decided to push forward and put our pennies together. After months we finally caught a break at our location on 2731 S. WW White. We took on the remodel of the restaurant ourselves, while hosting a series of pop ups to generate some cash flow. Everything you see at 2M, from the fence post tables, to the Smokehouse it’s self, were done by hand by the both of us, with some help of our family and friends. With funds running low and our pop-ups coming to an end, it seemed like we would never open.
After what seemed like an eternity of months, late nights, hard work, and lots of faith, 2M Smokehouse officially opened up December 3, 2016.
The 2M name is a tribute to our grandparents Ignacio Márquez, and Joe J. Melig Jr.
For us, family has always been important and will always come first. There is nothing in the world like spending time with our family and friends around the dining table over a great meal; our dream was to extend an invite to everyone to share in that feeling of joining our family to enjoy the food we prepare fresh daily. Here at 2M Smokehouse, all of our items are made in house daily and with the same love we have for our family and friends.
Join us at the dining tables at our restaurant or place a pre order to enjoy our barbecue from the comfort of your home, and taste the love we pour into our food to spread the joy of good times and happiness to share.
Thank you for your support and for stopping by, we hope you enjoy your visit.