Hill Country

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que ribs (©Brent Herrig Photography)

The Where® IN New York staff weighs in on their favorite barbecue spots.

W. 26th St., the block between Broadway and Sixth Ave., is my latest discovery. It has just about everything I like, starting with a great lunch deal. I’m not exactly a boot-scootin’ kind of guy, but I like the no-nonsense vibe and grub at Hill Country: scrubbed deal tables (communal, for the most part), rolls of paper towels for napkins, iced tea in mason jars and cafeteria-style dining.

What are three things NYC is not known for? 1. downhill skiing, 2. desert storms, 3. barbecue. Geography and climate being what they are, the first two aren’t likely to change soon. But the third one—well, that’s a different story.

One of the best things about working in New York City is always being in relatively close proximity to a famed restaurant. Luckily, my office is right down the street from one of the city’s most popular fried chicken joints, Hill Country Chicken—an offshoot of the nearby barbecue restaurant, Hill Country.

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