We love getting dressed up for fancy dinners as much as the next girl, but sometimes, we just need a low-key night—no frills, no fuss, just good old-fashioned fun. Hill Country, the downtown barbecue and roots-rock venue, offers just that, with a shot (or two) of tequila or bourbon to wash it all down. This tribute to Texas-style BBQ landed in D.C. over the summer, changing up the dinner-out scene, featuring cafeteria-style dining and offering live music Tuesday through Saturday nights. Prep yourself for dry-rubbed meats and boot-stomping tunes—this is probably the closest you'll get to an Austin City Limits experience on the East Coast. And to make sure your boot-scootin' experience is exactly right, we've gone ahead and picked out a Perfect Outfit for you, one that's casual enough to fit in among plates piled high with ribs, but chic enough for a date night. Dig in, y'all!
From left: Rag & Bone Hamilton Boxy Tee, $195, available at La Garconne; Madewell Leather Transport Tote, $168, available at Madewell; H&M &Slim Jeans, $19.95, available at H&M; J.Crew Printed Scarf, $59.50, available at J.Crew; Zara Flat Biker Boot, $159, available at Zara.
Photo: Courtesy of Hill Country