Reviving a Legacy: Dozier’s BBQ Returns to Fulshear Under Founder’s Great-Grandson
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Source: Dozier's BBQ and Meat Market

Reviving a Legacy: Dozier’s BBQ Returns to Fulshear Under Founder’s Great-Grandson

July 02 2024

The smoky aroma of Texas-style barbeque is set to waft through the streets of Fulshear once again as the revered Dozier’s BBQ and Meat Market is being resurrected by none other than the great-grandson of its founder, Ed Dozier. Tyler Risinger, bearing a deep-seated passion for family, food, and service, has joined hands with longtime friend Keith Brochhausen to relaunch Dozier’s BBQ, a culinary institution that had closed its doors in March 2024.

Opened by Ed Dozier in 1957, Dozier's BBQ and Meat Market quickly became a beloved establishment, synonymous with the authentic flavor of Texas BBQ. Its closure was deeply felt by the Fulshear community, many of whom held generations-worth of sentimental tales tied to the BBQ haven.

From left to right: Keith Brochhausen, Stacy Risinger, and Tyler Risinger. (Source: Stacy Risinger) 

With this reopening, Tyler Risinger's decades-long dream and prayer come to fruition. He seeks to reestablish the celebrated BBQ joint as a testament to his great-grandfather's legacy and the power of familial commitment to quality and tradition. Over the years, Tyler and his wife, Stacy, would frequently visit the restaurant with their children, showing them the family's pictures on the walls while dreaming of the opportunity to carry on his family legacy. That dream has finally become a reality.

The Risinger family’s return to the food industry is a follow-up to their successful re-opening last year of another Fulshear classic, the 2M's Malt N Burger Mart. They plan to simultaneously operate both restaurants, standing by their heartfelt love for food, family, and serving others, with plans to bring back Dozier's BBQ and Meat Market original recipes.

In its heyday, Dozier’s BBQ and Meat Market was not just a local restaurant but a living monument representing Texas BBQ culture. Dozier's BBQ and Meat Market attracted a diverse clientele, from politicians and celebrities like ZZ Top to local families who built lifelong memories within its walls. Their distinctive menu, including the 'Presidential Bacon' commemorating former President George H.W. Bush's fondness for the dish, became culinary legends.

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With this anticipated reopening, the walls of Dozier’s are expected to echo once again with the spirited conversations and camaraderie of its patrons, while its tables will brim with the mouth-watering Texas BBQ that once made it a cherished part of Fulshear's identity.

In reviving Dozier's BBQ and Meat Market, Tyler Risinger and Keith Brochhausen are not just rekindling the smoky pit for a new era of BBQ lovers, but are also preserving a vital part of Fulshear's history and community spirit, reflecting the timeless appeal of good food shared in good company. Keep up with their revitalization efforts on their new Facebook page.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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