In the early ‘90s, a funny thing started happening in Austin, Texas. Trucks selling assortments of food out of makeshift kitchens and side windows starting popping up all over the city. Over the next few years, the trend of “Food Trucks” grew and helped unleash on the culinary scene a whole new culture of American street food.
Today Austin is home to the second most food trucks per capita of any city in the United States. Austin, a city that sits firmly in the Texas, Hill Country, is home to a youthful population that flourishes in an artistic, innovative, and independent spirit that celebrates a distinct pride in its culture. The unofficial city motto is “Keep Austin Weird.” Hill Country Food Park is inspired by the creative energy and casual coolness exemplified by the Austin, Texas ethos.
Hill Country Food Park features six stalls with unique food concepts overseen by Hill Country Hospitality Director of Culinary Operations, Ash Fulk. Food Park also includes a mezzanine level with ample seating, private event space, games, and the future home to Hank’s at Hill Country, the new iteration of Hank’s Saloon, famed Downtown Brooklyn bar and music venue.
Hill Country Food Park’s food stalls are designed to carry guests through the day, kicking off at 8am for coffee, breakfast tacos, and donuts, with additional stalls open from 11am through 8pm. The stalls, which include outposts of Hill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Chicken also feature offerings including pizza, tacos, burgers, salads and sandwiches.
Hill Country Food Park is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and accepts take out and delivery orders. Food Park is a credit card only establishment, with the exception of South Congress Coffee which will accept cash and offer guests the ability to purchase a cash card which can be used at the five additional stalls.
Hill Country Hospitality was founded by Marc Glosserman with the vision of bringing the authentic cuisine, original culture, and the famed music of the Central Texas barbecue belt to New York City. In 2007, with his wife/partner, Kristen Glosserman, the company opened its first and flagship restaurant, the wildly successful Hill Country Barbecue Market, on 26th Street in Manhattan. The combination of a unique and inviting ambiance, and a mouthwatering menu including meats smoked in traditional Texan Post Oak, plus great cocktails, Texas brews and lots of live music, made Hill Country Barbecue Market an instant classic, garnering rave reviews, including a two-star review by The New York Times, topping Wall Street Journal’s Best Barbecue Restaurants list, and earning a Critic’s Pick by New York Magazine. This success paved the way for a new concept, Hill Country Chicken, which opened in 2010. Hill Country Chicken was inspired by Marc Glosserman's childhood memories and his passion for the Texas-style home cooking of his mother and grandmother. The hearty, crave-able comfort food hotspot was another big hit for the brand, topping critic’s lists for Best Chicken in NYC. In 2011, a new outpost of Hill Country Barbecue Market opened in Washington DC with much acclaim. In November of 2018, the Glossermans opened their brand-new project in Downtown Brooklyn called Hill Country Food Park - a 10,000 square-foot multi-concept food and drink destination that pays homage to the Austin food truck scene.