Every Valentine's Day, Mr. M&P and I head out for some fried chicken and beer. We started eating KFC a long time ago but we've stepped it up now. So this year, we picked the recently opened Hill Country chicken.
After perusing the menu, we opted to try each of the Classic and Mama Els' chicken and a couple of sides. I chose a thigh and drum. He chose a breast and drum.
Here's my drum and thigh. The drum was Mama Els' which supposedly is skinless, batterless but had its own special seasonings. The thigh was the classic. Both pieces were juicy and cooked properly. However, I liked the classic better because I actually like fried chicken skin and I thought it was more seasoned. I thought Mama Els actually needed a little more ooph so I proceeded to dip it into the hot sauce which tasted like Frank's Red Hot.
Hill Country Chicken was just okay for me. The whole meal plus 2 beers cost around $35. It's a little pricey for me since the chicken didn't really wow me. The meat isn't fried to order. In fact, they fry and store it in a warming oven. Maybe I will be lucky to try one of their freshly fried pieces and freshly baked biscuits one day. I think that could make all the difference. So in essence, I would go back but not running.
Hill Country Chicken
New York, NY 10010