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The 4 Worst Deals At NYC Restaurant Week 2011

Hill Country Barbecue Market

30 W 26th StNew York, NY 10010(212) 255-4544hillcountryny.comLunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch, Sunday Dinnerextended through Labor Day

It has been said that Hill Country is some of the best BBQ available to us in NYC. It’s undeniable that it’s constantly ranked among the top ‘cue here, but it’s also undeniable that their menu for Restaurant Week is laughable at best, and at worst, downright insulting. The lunch menu and dinner menu are near-identical, except for dinner – at $10.93 more – you get your choice of dessert. Considering Hill Country’s most expensive dessert is $10 (red velvet cake for 2, which may or may not be included in the Restaurant Week menu), the jump in price from lunch to dinner is unjustified. Of course, the base price of the Pitmaster – the heart of the Restaurant Week menu – is normally $25, but the add-ons are unnecessary at best. Besides, the Pitmaster fails to include Hill Country’s best item: brisket moist, the fatty piece of meat so meltingly tender, people dream about it. Skip this “deal” and return another time.

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