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Hill Country: Most overrated BBQ in NYC

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Hill Country: Most overrated BBQ in NYC

squirrel1.1 | Oct 26, 2008 05:06 AM

Utterly disappointed is the best way to describe my experience with this 26th St. "Authentic" BBQ place last night. Granted it was a Saturday night around 9pm, but I don't think that's a fair reason to have run out of half of the items on your menu. Nor do I think the fact that the Texas Longhorns played a big game to be a valid reason either.

We had the pork ribs which I admit were very tender and tasty. The "Moist Brisket" was horrible. Seriously, I'd rather gnaw on shoe leather for ten minutes than try to choke down another serving of this meat. My wife said it was only because it wasn't sliced thin enough. I don't buy it.

On top of that, the setup of the place, while maybe perfectly suited for Texans, was annoying to say the least. Waiting on line for food, waiting on line to pay, picking up one order here, one over there, sides at this counter, drinks at that, etc. was enough to drive the most patient diners nuts.

If you want to wait in line for 25-30 minutes to eat overpriced, chewy beef BBQ, Hill Country will be perfect for you. Personally, I'd rather fight off elbows from the frat boys at Brother Jimmy's than deal with this place again.

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