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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
7.0
$15
Fresh-tasting fast Indian that’s nice for the price

This is Clay Pit’s Indian entry to the fast-Asian game. The ordering process is familiar: pick a protein, pick a sauce, and maybe grab a side. The customer-as-chef principle works fine, mostly because the curries here have been made more or less interchangeable, so there isn’t really a failing combination. Korma and coconut curry are nearly indistinguishable, for instance, but undeniably enjoyable.

The contemporary décor fits amiably into the polished strip-mall suburbs, lit warmly with pendant lamps and decorated in… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
8.0
$15
In a small town with a lot of awesome barbecue, the sausage here’s the best

In the 1990s, the Schmidt family duked it out, and in the end, one side got to keep the name Kreuz Market, while the other side got to keep the original building from 1900. Happily, everyone continued to make top-notch barbecue. Perhaps the loss of the Kreuz name and reputation has kept the crew at Smitty’s working extra hard to maintain quality. Whatever it is, it’s working.

The old red brick building near the town square hasn’t changed a bit, and… [More]