On August 13, Hill Country and Eater Exclusives are going primal. That night, we're throwing a hoe-down party to celebrate the cow, that most sacred of beasts, and the spirit moonshine, that most intoxicating of liquors. Yes: it's MEAT & MOONSHINE.
Even if you're a regular at Hill Country - upon which New York Times critic Pete Wells just bestowed a fresh two-star review - you've never seen the joint like this. Prepare to enjoy just a ridiculous amount of the best the restaurant has to offer: Chefs Charles Grund, Jr. and Ash Fulk are working up a one-night-only tasting experience based on the whole cow, featuring meat sourced especially for this evening from local farms. The results will be served at six tasting stations and in an avalanche of passed hors d'oevures including Oxtail Tacos, Smoky Brisket Burnt Ends, and House-made Hot Links with Shiner Mustard.
To wash down the savories, there'll be Original Moonshine cocktails, buckets of Miller High Life, and an open bar.
And what Texas hoe-down would be complete without music? Cue (the band) GunFight!, which is set to perform all night long. Says Spin Earth of their single All You Need, "From the opening guitar licks to the final slam, the song rides an unwavering urgency like a drunk cowboy searching for the wild, wild rock 'n' roll West."
This isn't a feast to be taken sitting down. Yee-haw.