Inspired by the grand old meat markets-turned-barbecue joints of Central Texas with their distinctive, dry-rub style, Hill Country’s meats are smoked low and slow over Texas post oak. The service is unique, with a counter-style marketplace. Get your fill upstairs with the moist brisket on white bread, Kreuz Market jalapeño cheese sausage links shipped from Texas, beef and pork ribs, and beer can game hen piled high (all sold by the pound on brown butcher paper) with some Longhorn Cheddar mac and cheese and deviled eggs on the side. Southern desserts like the signature PB&J cupcake, longneck bottled beers and a full bar featuring bourbons and tequilas round out the offerings. Once you’re thoroughly stuffed, head downstairs to listen to some rollicking down-home tunes—live country, rock and blues bands are featured Tuesday through Saturday nights. Hill Country also caters to large groups and private events.