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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
8.0
$50
A little metro wine bar that has it all, with none of the pretense

Mulberry is the slightly older sibling of gastropubby Haddington’s. It’s held a smartly humble court in the bottom of the 360 building for a few years now, turning out often-excellent, mostly Italian-influenced dishes with a sidewalk view of the attractive, athletic locals. The interior’s just big enough for the horseshoe bar, a couple of nooks, and dark wood shelves decorated only with wine bottles and a few homages to the noble pig. Groups of three or more will find it… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
9.1
7.0
$15
Matching Asia Café nearly bite for bite, and doing it in slightly nicer digs

This young star formed when several of Asia Café’s front and back of house staff jettisoned to a nearby strip-mall restaurant, at the time called Sichuan Garden. After objections from the unrelated Round Rock Sichuan Garden, it slapped on a directory-savvy “A+A” and switched to “Cuisine.” Its red glow, from several lanterns hanging out front, is easy to spot from Highway 183. The very friendly, very Chinese-speaking cashier and order-taker will heed your requests of “extra spicy”—just be certain, and… [More]