Robert Sietsema at Hill Country Chicken

This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is disappointed in the fried chicken at Hill Country Chicken: "Further imitating KFC, two types of chicken are offered at Hill Country. Unfortunately, both are severely flawed."

Sam Sifton warns to be careful at Peels: "The magic is fleeting. The menu at Peels is not so stacked with excellence that it can withstand the loss of [an excellent seasonal] salad." [NY Times]

Meanwhile, Ryan Sutton is a big fan of Peels ("a victory for the lardcore movement in New York"), as well as Seersucker, which "cooks up some of the city's most satisfying Southern fare." [Bloomberg]

Steve Cuozzo approves of Lowcountry, whose menu, "down to predictable but well-turned-out desserts, deserves an enthusiastic star and a half; spot them another half for warm and smart service rare in these parts." [NY Post]

Gael Greene raves over Hurricane Club: "I expected kitsch and fun and tiny parasols, but I didn't anticipate the food to be so wonderful." [Insatiable Critic]

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