Half the fun of discovering a new restaurant is sharing it with people you know will enjoy it. As Rachael Ray’s resident restaurant guru, here’s an inside look at what I report back to Rach about some of my favorite restaurant finds and food experiences!
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:16pm
Subject: Aaaaand… BACK to Hill Country Chicken!
Hey Rach – I think I told you about the time I went to Hill Country Chicken when it first opened a little while back. I was with some former co-workers from the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Chef Elizabeth Karmel was there and gave us a serious tasting of the menu, serving up fried chicken (served two ways, skin on and off), chicken strips, a bunch of sides, pies and more. I hadn’t been back in a while, but I’ve really been digging what Elizabeth has been doing and I had a few minutes to kill before my flight back to Chicago. Normally, I’d go for the fried chicken, but I was craving the chicken sandwich, so I went for it. As soon as I ordered it, I felt kind of weird going there and NOT getting actual fried chicken, so I ordered one wing. ☺ I later learned that the chicken sandwich was one of her favorite things on the menu. I also ordered a small side of the cole slaw and a little bit of the pimento mac and cheese, which was a special that day. I skipped the pie for dessert in favor of catching my cab to the airport, but I won’t make that mistake again! Fortunately, she just opened her second Hill Country BBQ in DC recently, so between my travels to New York and DC, I’ll get that pie sooner rather than later!
Hill Country Chicken
New York, NY 10010
And that’s what’s on my plate!
Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan loves food. A professionally trained chef, by day he runs Yum-o!, Rachael Ray’s charity focused on kids and cooking, and keeps special projects running smoothly for her. By night he hops course to course, place to place, all across the country. He’s Rach’s own personal dining guide! You can also follow Kappy on Twitter to see what’s On Kappy’s Plate in real-time!