I’ve been eating a ton of BBQ lately. I don’t know if it’s because it’s comfort food, because there are so many BBQ restaurants around, or because the food just tastes so darn good. Either way, I’ve been making my rounds to local BBQ hangouts! A couple weeks ago, I tried out Hill Country BBQ on West 26th Street in NYC. It serves Texas-style BBQ and reminds me a lot of Rudy’s in San Antonio.
The restaurant is set up differently than most. While there are servers to take care of drink orders, everyone goes up to the “Market” counter to order food for the table cafeteria-style. After everyone is done eating, they pay at the register on the way out.
I love restaurants where you can pick and choose your dishes instead of one entree with set side items. I had brisket, corn bread, green bean casserole, and macaroni and cheese. Everything was really delicious, but I was a little disappointed in the green bean casserole unfortunately. I was very excited to see it on the menu because that’s a rare find on a restaurant menu. Sadly, I wasn’t a fan because the green beans were crunchy. I like my green beans soft in green bean casseroles, but maybe that’s just me. My only regret is not topping off this amazing meal with a peanut butter and jelly cupcake, but there just wasn’t any room. Next time…
Overall, the restaurant had a fun atmosphere including live music downstairs. It seems like a great place to go with large groups of friends as most tables included more than four people when I was there – including a table of 20 plus! I would definitely return for another meal. In fact, I hear there is a Hill Country Chicken restaurant about a block away. I’d love to try it especially if their fried chicken is as tasty as their BBQ!
As always, I’m taking restaurant suggestions in the comments below!
Stay fit and fabulous,