Hill Country Brooklyn to Open by 'End of December'

The downtown Brooklyn location will include both Hill Country Barbecue and Hill Country Chicken
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Dan Myers

"Each space speaks to us differently, so it won’t be an exact replica of the original," said owner Elizabeth Karmel.

Hill Country, which serves some of the best barbecue in New York City, is coming to downtown Brooklyn. As first reported back in March, the 10,000-square-foot restaurant will occupy much of the ground floor of 345 Adams St., adjacent to Borough Hall, which is currently being renovated to accommodate a handful of expected restaurants, including Potbelly Sandwich Shop. Along with a Hill Country Barbecue Market, an outpost of the popular Hill Country Chicken, which specializes in fried chicken and pie, will also be moving in next door.

We had the opportunity to chat with owner Elizabeth Karmel, who’s incredibly excited to open up in the borough. "We’re opening one of each, and they’re both going to be great," she told us. "Each space speaks to us differently, so it won’t be an exact replica of the original, but the menu will be just about the same — with a couple new dishes thrown in — and everything will be just as delicious."

The restaurants were originally slated to open this fall, but as with most restaurants, delays were unavoidable. "We’re confident that we’ll be open by the end of December," Karmel added.

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