The Dish: The Shining Star of the Lone Star State

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Hill Country brings Texas-styled BBQ to the District.
By Nevin Martell

Time to saddle up the horses, let your belt buckle out a notch and trot over to Penn Quarter. Recently opened Hill Country is bringing Texan style barbeque to the District. To make diners really feel like they’ve gotten a free ticket to the southwest, the restaurant will feature live Lone Star-styled music Tuesday through Saturday. The cowboy-friendly eatery is the brainchild of Bethesda native Marc Glosserman. He opened the first Hill Country location in New York City, before deciding to treat his hometown to his finger licking good cuisine.

Choose between hearty BBQ favorites from chef Elizabeth Karmel like moist beef brisket, beer can game hen and pork spare ribs. Pair your meal with hot sides – such as beer-braised pinto beans, corn pudding or sweet potato bourbon mash – or cold sides like confetti coleslaw, cucumber salad or potato salad. A must-have accompaniment is the skillet cornbread, which you can slather with housemade ancho honey butter. Finish off your Texan feast with a rich slice of bourbon pecan pie, a heaping helping of caramel apple crisp or a childishly wonderful PB&J cupcake.

Hill Country is now open at 410 Seventh St. NW. Call 202-556-2050 to make a reservation or book a table online.

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