Thanks to Craig and Luke for writing in to let us know that Hill Country, a BBQ restaurant straight out of NYC, is going to set up shop in Penn Quarter! WaPo’s Going Out Gurus have the full scoop. The 250-seat restaurant is still a year away from opening at 410 7th St NW, the site of the soon-to-be-former (?) Lifestyles USA clothing store.
Some BBQ aficionados may be disappointed to learn that Hill Country’s BBQ methods use no sauce. Instead, they opt to season meats with a dry rub consisting of salt, pepper, and cayenne. However, their baked beans “with burnt ends” do sound interesting. Chowhound has some initial discussion grilling as well.