Amazingly my favorite food at the BABBP this year came not from some storied Texas institution but from local newcomer to the barbecue scene Hill County. The just opened establishment on 26th Street served up scrumptious beef ribs and for the lucky few they previewed a few smoked prime ribs from their regular menu.
The rib roast was succulent and delicious. I wouldn't smoke a USDA prime Dry aged rib but for a cheaper, less marbled roast smoking is a good way of insuring a juicy cut. The prime rib is a regular feature on the menu at Hill Country.
Manna from heaven - Hill Country beef ribs.
Although there was some excellent Cue over all at the BABBP 2007 my favorite was definitely Hill Country. The fact that an establishment that only opened its doors on the eve of the BABBP had such a strong showing is a good sign. Beef Aficionado will be visiting Hill Country ASAP.
Hill Country Barbecue and Market