It was all well executed and so neatly packaged. Each item had its own bag or container, and each of the meats was wrapped in wax paper. As I unwrapped each meat it was obvious the ribs were going to be good. The well-formed crust was deeply colored. The smokiness of the mesquite was very apparent. The seasoning was sparse, but the texture was perfect. As for the sausage, they didn’t hold back on the salt. The pork casing snapped and juice squirted a bit. The link was smoky, salty and juicy. There isn’t much more you can ask for in a good sausage.
City: Corpus Christi
Method: Gas-fired Rotisserie with Mesquite
Hours: M-Sat 10-9
Phone: (361) 933-0143
Year Opened: 2012
Last updated: September 9, 2013
This is the first in a dual review. It’s rare to find two barbecue joints with food so similar to one another, but Cotten’s Catering in Calallen and Cotten’s Barbecue in San Antonio are nearly dead ringers. It all goes back to 1947 when Joe Cotten starting selling barbecue in Robstown just south of Corpus …