Hillsborough BBQ Company - opening soon. (Hillsborough, NC)
This new restaurant has me kinda excited:
I'm excited too. The owners of the Wooden Nickel are doing this and they have proven they know what they are doing. Target opening date is now April 7.
I tried Hillsborough BBQ Company on Saturday at lunch, and I was really disappointed with my barbecue sandwich. The barbecue was extremely dry and lacked flavor, even after adding some of their eastern NC sauce. It was also more "pulled" than the traditional eastern NC chopped barbecue. Hopefully this is just from them starting their operation or just a bad day, because I really wanted to like them. The restaurant itself had a nice ambiance, and it serves a few local brews on tap, which was a nice touch. Staff seemed friendly. There was a pile of wood slabs out back, but I wouldn't have known it based on the taste. For someone that doesn't live in the area, I really have no reason to visit with Allen & Son and even A&M being fairly close.
The family and I just ate there again for the second time in five days. It's kid friendly BTW. So far we've had the BBQ, ribs, brisket, turkey, chicken, catfish bites, sweet potato salad (great), mac & cheese, baked beans, corn pudding, and various pies & nana pudding. I plan to try the rabbit next. The ribs and BBQ were our favs, everything else was pretty good. It's been jam packed all week, so I'm sure they're still working out some kinks. Overall we think it's a good place and plan to return. Just my 2 cents.
We tried them over the weekend.
The space is nice and the photos displayed (seen on the website) are terrific.
We had a variety, pork, brisket, turkey - all were very good. The brisket was succulent, I'm looking forward to a sandwich with the left over turkey! All meats had good flavor with a nice amount of smoke.
FF were thin, crisp and perfect. White slaw was neutral, not much flavor. Opinion divided on the sweet potato salad - not my cup of tea, but my SO enjoyed it. Brunswick stew was flavorful, but lacked liquid. Fried okra and hush puppies very good.
Rabbit was not available. One of the servers indicated that they had scaled back on offerings in order to get the kinks out and will expand the menu back to the full roster soon.
I'd go again! If I lived closer I'd go with frequency.