I scored Kozy BBQ a 78 out of 100. This is Regional Texas BBQ. This was my second visit. Four months prior the score was 79, but I was hoping I caught them on a bad day. Consistency is the toughest skill to master with BBQ. I really wanted to give this place high marks because wood fired Que is so hard to find within city limits. If you want real pit BBQ you don't have to stand in line for give them a try.
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Brisket: Good. A 1/8in smoke ring beneath a thin black bark. Slice was a tad overcooked. It fell apart, there was no resistance left to hold it together. Full smoke flavor, could not detect any seasoning. It finished a little dry. Use the sauce. The slice from my previous visit was the exact opposite, under cooked and chewy.
Ribs: Fair. Consistently bad is not good. These meaty spare ribs are a bit chewy. Great smoke and black pepper seasoning. They taste great but you need strong teeth and a toothpick. Use the sauce.
Sausage: Very Good. A homemade beef circle link like central Texas and spiced up like East Texas. Strong bold spice, cumin and smoke flavor. Long lasting aftertaste. Nice smoke ring but overheated a bit. No sauce needed. I gave their jalapeno sausage higher marks last time.
Sauce: Excellent. A thick red very sweet sauce. A great flavor boost to all the meats. I like how it worked with the spicy sausage. Good enough to drink. Great to deep bread in. Would make any sandwich remarkable.