I won't even sell somebody a barbecue unless they get cole slaw. If they want a barbecue and they don't want cole slaw, there's something wrong with that person.  It all goes together. You've got to have cole slaw and hush puppies with barbecue.

— Wilber Shirley

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

ssweeney's Review of Grand Prize BBQ

Joint: 
  • Atmosphere: On the main drag into Texas City. Maybe a former seafood house? Mesquite wood stacked up outside. Shiplap style wooden interior.
  • Sauce: Ketchup, brown sugar, and liquid smoke. Your basic ketchup-based bbq sauce.
  • Spare Rib: Good rib. Oh yeah. Again, the rub is very quiet... but this rib doesn't need any help. Its falling off the bone, and the fat is nicely melted into the meat.
  • Sausage: Course ground black pepper. The casing is a bit tough. Medium-course ground sausage is medium packed. A bit greasy, but good flavor.
  • Brisket: Mesquite smoked brisket in the stand-up style. Lean & slightly marbled. Rub doesn't do much for me - kinda bland... but the meat doesn't need too much help. Good meat/smoke balance. Its a bit chewy on the finish.
  • Atmosphere: PS is creamy with dill - good. Beans are beefy and little firm, but not crunchy. CS is good. Spanish rice seems packaged.
Main Fare: 
7
Other Fare: 
5.5
Atmosphere: 
5.7