Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hill Country Chicken Brooklyn 01-11-2014

Location: 345 Adams St. BK
Time: 4pm
People: RB, CK and myself

Feelings: With two locations in Manhattan, a Texan style barbecue spot, Hill County and Hill Country Chicken have finally come to Brooklyn. Located in Downtown Brooklyn across the street from Shake Shack, the new 11,000 square-foot space is an impressive venue that will host live music while service their famous smoked meats.

The doors to Hill Country Chicken and barbecue are separate although they share the address. The Chicken and homemade pie section of the restaurant is take out friendly and more casual, similar to Blue Ribbon Chicken. Unlike the Flatiron location, this one is sadly not open for an early Southern breakfast. But there are plenty of fresh all-natural chicken.

RB chose a couple of drumsticks in each of the seasoning choices and a classic thigh. Classic style is southern fried and seasoned with signature shake, and Mama Els' style is skinless with crunchy cracker crust. The meat was tender and juicy, and the crust was crispy and flavorful. RB preferred the Mama Els' extra crispiness to the dry seasoning shake of the original style.

The mac and cheese ($3.50) was overcooked and bland, but the flavor and texture of Fresh-cut Fries ($2.75 small, $4.50 large) were excellent, even for a take out.

Due to the lack of high-end fried chicken establishments in this increasingly posh area, Hill Country is a welcoming addition. Now let me go and worry about how long I'll be able to afford living in this neighborhood.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Well, that's a real shame about the mac n' cheese. Perhaps it was just an off night for that location? After going to a food blogger event there I know that their desserts are award winning and deservedly so!

Maybe R&F should go there sometime in the near future? (hint, hint)