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Sep 10, 2013 09:30 AM

Hill Country DC

Craving for some Texas-style, fatty brisket which I realize is not something one can find in the NoVa area. I'm going to hit up Hill Country this weekend to satisfy my cravings as I'm happy with the quality of smoke and meat.

Having said that, I'm not happy with the price and the fact that it's a chain. So I turn to you, Chowhound Nation, for advice on options/preferences. Where would you go for some quality, sliced brisket that is moist, well-smoked and seasoned? And while I love me some chopped pork, smoked sausage and ribs -- it's all second fiddle this go around.

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  1. Their moist brisket is really good and probably the most consistent item on the menu. Harder to dry out a piece of meat with a nice layer of fat cap. I would also recommend the jalapeno cheese sausage from Kreuz.

    1. No alternative to Hill Country regarding 'Texas-style.'

      I will simply mention the alternative is the brisket sandwich at Wagshal's in DC. Brisket is not smoked on site and is placed in a microwavable pouch, but it is serious. No other place comes close, I'm afraid.

      1. The prices are very high, I'd be strategic about your sides in order to save money. The moist brisket is very good.

        1. HC is it when it comes to Texas brisket in DC. Stick with the plan.

          1. I know Rocklands does brisket, but I've never tried it.

            Someone once mentioned this place called Jimbo's way out in Chantilly that's "Texas style" barbecue. It's apparently a total hole in the wall type place.

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            1. re: rachelcp

              Rocklands brisket is not up to speed.

              1. re: rachelcp

                I live right near Jimbo's and tried in once. Can't tell you much more than that, which should tell you plenty.