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Aug 16, 2007 10:55 AM

Hill COuntry - Review

Just got back from lunch at HC. I have been to about 40-50 different BBQ joints around the country and consider myself very educated when it comes to BBQ.
We got the Lean and Moist brisket for comparison, beef ribs, pork ribs and the jalepeno sausage.
I can confidently say these were the BEST beef ribs I have ever had. I am not normally a fan of beef ribs but these were so flavorful and moist I couldn't believe it.Regarding the brisket, I know one type says lean but dont think that means dry because it was super moist and delicious. I liked this better then the "moist" which was a little too fatty for me. The sausage was just OK, nothing special. The greenbean casserole side was excellent as well.
I was very impressed with the food but lunch for 3 cost us $90, ouch. The Red Sky soda was way too sweet.

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  1. been looking for some authentic BBQ in a restaurant. Where is Hill Country?

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        1. re: princeofpork

          Though I usually prefer fatty brisket, I found some slices of the moist were a bit too fatty. Since you say the lean cut was still moist, I may try that next time. We got the pork ribs, and they were delicious. We tried several different sides. All were tasty, but I liked the corn pudding and mac&cheese the best. Overall, Hill Country is a winner! :-)

      1. Yes, they are the best commercial beef ribs I've tried in New York, but if you get a chance, compare the bbq short ribs at Ranger Texas BBQ (it used to be Pearson's).

        1. i was there for the first time about 2 weeks ago for dinner with a buddy. had the lean brisket (moist-er than most lean briskets but still a bit dry for my taste), the fatty brisket (very fatty...but also incredibly good), the pork ribs (absolutely delicious and best in the city in my opinion), and the sausages (absolutely fantastic and im not a sausage bbq fan). the sides were probably get the mac and cheese again but the corn was funky. the peanut butter and jelly cupcake was outstanding and sweet.

          overall, best bbq in the city. my only qualm was another woman ordered fatty brisket that seemed much less fatty than mine. the cutter said it was from a new batch. i asked him for some of that and he couldnt give me any. i was a bit perturbed.

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          1. re: sam1

            Stay away from all sides and you'll be fine - meat goood - sides baaaad. I know enough about bbq to know these sides need some lovin'.... except the cornbread. It was solid.

            1. re: simplefood

              I don't think knowing good bbq has anything to do with how good the sides are. As I mentioned in my post above, we tried several sides and thought, overall, they were fine though some were better than others. Obviously, you disagree, which is perfectly within your rights. As the expression goes, "Chacun a son gout."

              1. re: RGR

                My point on knowing bbq is understanding traditionally how important the sides are to eating bbq. That was the point. So, yes, I do think knowing bbq is relevant to my point. The sides were not good. They lacked everything that good sides should be. But of course I agree with you that we all have rights to our own opinion. If you liked them - then your money was well spent.

          2. Thanks - I have plans to go tonight and am very excited now!