Cheap Eats 2017: Hill Country

Enjoy your Hill Country grub on the Building Museum’s lawn starting this Friday.

You might think of this Texas-style hall as big-box barbecue, complete with hokey menu names (Cool as a Cucumber Salad), a zillion staffers (who sometimes seem on autopilot), and a sprawling, multi-counter setup. What it lacks in personality, it makes up for with its stellar moist brisket, which is wondrously fatty, and its superb sausages, imported from Texas’s legendary Kreuz Market. Sides are feast-worthy—especially fluffy corn pudding and baked beans dotted with burnt ends.  Also good: Smoked chicken; ribs.

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