Bruni’s No. 1 Favorite N.Y. Restaurant Won’t Open Chicken Joint Till End of Summer

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Frank Bruni’s favorite restaurant in New York (per an Epicurious list of his worldwide top five) is kind of surprising: The man feasts at Hill Country once and sometimes twice a month! Take that, Le Bern. Meanwhile, Hill Country’s chef, Elizabeth Karmel — who has launched a website, Girls at the Grill and just came out with a line of wood chips and smoker boxes — says in a two-part Fork in the Road interview that Hill Country Chicken, originally planned for spring, will open “towards the end of summer.”

Frank Bruni's Top Five Favorite Restaurants [Epicurious]
Hill Country's Elizabeth Karmel on Hill Country Chicken, Gas Vs. Charcoal, and Why Girls Need a Guide to Grilling [Fork in the Road/VV]
Hill Country's Elizabeth Karmel on Rookie Grilling Mistakes, New York's BBQ and Southern Restaurants [Fork in the Road/VV]