Waffle Crush Wednesday: Hill Country Chicken

By Maggie Taylor  |  May 4, 2016
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Who would have thought that Manhattan holds one of the most authentic buttermilk fried chicken joints? Hill Country Chicken’s food is homestyle heaven. The restaurant is like stepping into a true southern cafeteria, with a heart-stopping, deep-fried menu and wallpaper taken straight from your Grandma’s house.

The food is just as delicious as your grandma’s too, with buttermilk biscuits to banana cream pies shining through the glass counter cases. A notable standout is the Texas Hand Roll (fried chicken tenders, coleslaw, sesame seeds, crushed almonds, and hot-pepper jelly wrap). Plus, they make homemade sweet tea and pink lemonade by the gallons.

Chicken and Waffles is the new donut burger. Tons of New York City restaurants are trying their hand at the new sweet and savory menu necessity. Hill Country has nailed it. The chicken? Salty, fatty, and crunchy with a hint of pepper. Everything fried-chicken fans dream of. The waffle? Holds its own against some of New York’s most popular breakfast spots. It’s warm and crunchy, covered generously with sweet, sifted sugar. But what’s a waffle without its syrupy counterpart? Never fear. The dish comes with a hefty portion of hot syrup and butter.

Casper’s Unofficial Waffle Rating: 9.1

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