New York's Hill Country restaurant is clearly an homage to central Texas, so is it really a surprise that they're copying our street food now? Their Hill Country Chicken outpost, opening tomorrow, apparently features a "Texas Hand Roll." As a commenter on the original Grub Street post points out, it sounds an awful lot like a treat from The Mighty Cone food truck on South Congress: "fried chicken tenders, coleslaw, sesame seeds, crushed almonds and hot-pepper jelly wrapped in a flour tortilla."
While not exactly the same — the original Hot 'n Crunchy cone is fried chicken coated in sesame seeds, almonds, arbol chili flakes, sea salt, sugar and corn flakes, topped with a mango-jalapeno slaw and ancho sauce, and wrapped in a tortilla — it is remarkably similar. That said, we're sure Austin has stolen a dish or two off New York menus, so we're sure we're due a couple.
· Hill Country Chicken Brings the Texas Hand Roll to New York [Grub Street via Dallas Observer]
· All The Mighty Cone Coverage on Eater Austin [-EA-]
The Mighty Cone [Photo: Ann Larie Valentine / Flickr]