About a year ago, I purchased a bunch of Restaurants.com gift certificates to Hill Country. I used two, then quickly forgot about the other two (and lost them, then found them, a couple of times, too!)… but they were quickly expiring, so the day after I went to Hill Country Chicken, I headed back down and picked up a lot of take out.
The first order was just meat and collards, and came to about $19.
1/2 a lb of brisket moist… moist, fatty and delicious…
and a jalapeno-cheese sausage from Kreuz’s. Lots of snap to the sausage, a little kick, and bits of cheese integrated, pretty tasty.
The collards were cooked nicely, though not as good as Georgia’s with its honey-taste to it, but still good.
The next order started with a small cup of green bean casserole – I mistakenly thought I’d really liked this last time, when in reality, I only thought it was OK.
I did accurately recall loving the corn pudding, and ordered the larger size, but for some reason – maybe they added to the recipe? – something in this really turned my tongue the wrong way, and I was digging at my tongue, trying to get it odd. Egh.
But for my main event, because I’ve heard so much about it, I ordered something that came with cornbread and
This ancho-honey butter that was ridiculously good… like crack!
I thought the cornbread was pretty good, too, surprising since I don’t normally like cornbread. This was crumbly and slightly sweet, made all the better with the butter…
I actually ordered the Texas chili special, the larger size, which, for $12, got me 16 oz. of the chili, cornbread and butter, and a sweet tea. It was also supposed to get me cheddar and chopped onion, but when I got home, I discovered they forgot to give me that, boo.
Honestly, a great deal for all this food – the second half came to just about $16 – but I stupidly didn’t realize that um, chili is spicy. (In my defense, I make my own chili, never order it, and it isn’t very spicy, just a little bit of a kick.) This got progressively spicier for me until I just had to stop eating – but damn, it was good spooned over the cornbread, broken into a bowl, sooo good. (And helped temper the heat a little bit.) YUM!!!
Yvo says: Per usual, yummy stuff from Hill Country. Even better is paying $20 less for the total than it would have been otherwise; I’m not sure the full prices are easily justified, especially to someone on a student budget like I am, but with the gift certificates from Restaurants.com, excellent value – I had leftovers for a few days, too. NOM!