One of my dinners earlier this week was with a group of girlfriends from high school. Actually, come to think of it, we all met when we were in the single digit age range! And to celebrate, we decided to meet up at Hill Country for some BBQ!
Hill Country is a pretty big space filled with wooden tables and loud country (and sometimes Polka) music. When you walk in, you definitely feel like you've left NYC and are eating somewhere where the BBQ is fabulous.
As you are seated, each diner is handed a "meal ticket" which doubles as a menu and your order form for the evening (for those of you who have been to Katz Deli, this is similar to the ticket that you are handed as you walk in, including a potential $50 penalty for lost tickets).
While the waitress will take your drink order, you actually go up yourself to pick out your meats and sides - kind of like cafeteria style. You take your "meal ticket" with you to each counter and after you order the servers will mark what you got on your "meal ticket" (see pic above).
|The meats counter|
|Slicing the meat behind the counter|
|Sides counter - I love this guy!|
I walked away with a quarter rotisserie chicken and a beef rib. Let me tell you...the beef rib was HUGE!! Almost as big as my arm!
|Rotisserie chicken breast and beef rib|
|Look at my beef rib...I put it next to my arm to see which is bigger!|
Pork ribs and briskets also found its way onto our table. Both tasty and the brisket extremely moist and succulent (to quote my fellow diner).
|Brisket and pork rib|
While the mac & cheese and cornbread tasted as expected, the cucumber salad was definitely a light and refreshing companion to an otherwise heavy meal. But the clear winner of the side dish race? The corn pudding!! WOW this was unbelievable! This was a delicious creamed corn type "pudding" and although I'm not sure whats in it (other than sweet sweeeeeet corn), I know that I can't wait to go back for more.
After all that food, if you have any more space in your tummy, they also have a large selection of desserts available. Too lazy to wander over to the dessert counter? No problem! The waitress has an enticing tray that she can bring to you!
Overall, I had a fun experience at Hill Country and enjoyed the food and ambiance. A second benefit? The "meal tickets" allow for a seamless bill paying experience as everyone can request their own check and settle it without any headaches! If you get a hankering for some tasty BBQ, definitely give Hill Country a try!
Piggy says Yes!
Thanks for reading - Piggy KK