New York BBQ joint brings taste of Texas to Big Apple

EMBED </>More Videos

At Hill Country Barbecue in New York you can find a familiar taste of home. (KTRK)

Around the corner from Manhattan's busy 5th Avenue, a slower pace worthy of the Hill Country and barbecue so good, even Yankee fans love it.

There is Shiner on tap. Deep Eddy Vodka is in the bottle. Kruez sausage is on the menu. The rest of the food at Hill Country Barbecue Marke is prepared here.

It's Texas dry rub barbecue and all the fixins', found in the Flatiron District.

"You can get a taste of home," Hill Country Live Music Director Seth Rothschild said

The owner spent summers and holidays in Lockhart near Austin, and wanted to celebrate that.

"He has such a fond nostalgic remembrance of the food, the culture, the hospitality, he wanted to bring it to New York," Rothschild said.

SEE ALSO: New York cantina flies Houston Astros flag
EMBED More News Videos

Houston Astros fans have invaded New York, and one cantina is flying the team's flag in the East Village.

Barbecue joints are still rare in New York. Market-style ordering is even rarer. Walking in, it smells like home.

"When I walked in and took a whiff, it made me smile," customer Frankie Williams said.

Tuesday afternoon, the Astros will be on the screens. They are the only baseball team in Texas still alive, and we like what Rothschild, a New Yorker from Philly is predicting.

"I'm rooting for the Astros. I've predicted them winning the World Series in seven games against the Dodgers for the last three months," Rothschild says. "It doesn't take rocket scientists to see that's probably likely."

WATCH: Pride as big as Texas found in New York
EMBED More News Videos

Jessica Willey takes you inside Avenida Cantina in New York, where the Houston spirit is alive and well.

Report a typo to the ABC13 staff
Related Topics:
sportsHouston Astrosu.s. & worldNew York YankeesbaseballMLBrestaurantbarbecuetravelNew York
(Copyright ©2019 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)