Hill Country Kitchen

In: Eating

11 Oct 2010

(UPDATE: closed) (map) With the addition of these notable newcomers, Dripping Springs is becoming quite the foodie town. New chef Brian Bennett has a commitment to fresh, “farm-to-table” ingredients, and he knows how to turn them into memorable dishes. For instance, order the Country-Fried Rib Eye (above) and you’ll hear him out in the kitchen, pounding the steak thin. Battered, fried crisp and covered with cream gravy, it’s the most tender chicken-fried steak you’ll ever eat. The Duck Confit (below) is cured with lavender from Boggy Creek farm, then braised till it’s falling-off-the-bone delicious. Both dishes are served with chunky house-mashed potatoes. This is rustic comfort food done well!

Caesar salad featured crisp baby romaine lettuce, fresh-shaved leaves of parmesan, and real caesar dressing with a hint of anchovies.

The goat-cheese and arugula salad used toasted sourdough as its base. You spread the lemon-zested cheese on the toast, then pile the greens on top for a nice flavor combo of tangy cheese with peppery greens.

This is the dinner menu. They also serve egg dishes for breakfast and sandwiches, burgers and salads at lunch.

The Old-Fashioned Pot Roast is just that: tender, well-seasoned and served with a delicious broth to spoon over your mashed potatoes.

They’re celebrating their new beer and wine license with drink specials – a glass of house wine is just $3.

The dining room is tiny – just 12 tables fill the space, which makes it a good spot for conversation.

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4 Responses to Hill Country Kitchen

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tim

October 11th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

chicken fried awesomeness.
great photo

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Michael

October 11th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Awesome. Now if only we can get a few more local places like this to outweigh the new fast food (junk).

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Jim

November 5th, 2010 at 11:19 am

Best restaurant in the area, by far. Very glad they’re now open for dinner.

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Kerry

February 11th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I came here with my friends for breakfast all the time! Breakfast was great. However, they don’t serve it anymore. The head chef is not very professional. Almost every time I came in I heard him yelling at the waitresses. He also sits at the tables and reads and eats. I saw him take out his fake teeth and sat them n the table…. Gross!! use to be a great down to earth place. I probably won’t be going back anymore

Ed. Note: I think you may be referring to previous owners from years ago? The head chef is like 29 and a total pro. Also, they still serve breakfast on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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