When you think Passover food, Texan BBQ is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But, local DC BBQ joint, Hill Country BBQ, has somehow magically combined these two forces to create a mouthwatering, traditional Texan BBQ brisket ready-to-order for Passover.
Get the lowdown on this seder-worthy dish from Hill Country BBQ’s Chef de Cuisine, Dan Farber, and Director of Operations, Chris Schaller.
Allie: I hear you have some delicious brisket on sale for Passover. What makes this brisket special?
Chris: Our founder, Marc Glosserman, grew up in the BBQ capital of Texas, where central Texas BBQ is a true celebration of the quality of meat. Our brisket reflects this, and is made with a heavy rub of cayenne, salt, and pepper, and then we soak it over Texas post oak wood from 13-15 hours. By the time it comes out, its very tender, melts in your mouth.
Allie: How can I get this brisket at my Passover seder?
Chris: You can order it online here, pick it up at Hill Country BBQ, or we can do drop-off catering whenever possible – depending on the amount.
Allie: What’s your favorite Passover food?
Dan: Hmmm that’s a hard one because isn’t all Passover food really amazing? 🙂 I would probably say a delicious brisket of course, and a good, flavorful matzo ball soup with the perfect consistency matzo balls (somewhere between floater and sinker). I don’t mind gefilte fish and I can tolerate matzo when it’s served with some butter or as matzo pizza. Of course, in the morning you can’t pass up matzo brei!
Allie: Do you have any other foods at Hill Country you suggest for Passover?
Chris: We serve a healthy amount of lamb, and some great sides like cucumber salad. These can all be ordered for delivery to a Passover seder.
Allie: Is there a discount GatherDC readers can get on the brisket?
Dan: We are happy to extend a 10% discount for GatherDC-ers, just mention this article when ordering.
Check out our 2018 Passover Guide for more DC restaurants with seder foods, Passover recipes, and much more.
NOTE: The brisket at Hill Country BBQ is not kosher.