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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
This throwback-progressive bakery’s sugar and spice and everything nice

Forget the giant plastic cupcake: Sugar Mama’s is the best cake-bakery in town. It does a brilliant imitation of New York’s famous Magnolia Bakery, decorated like the kitchen set from a late-’50s sitcom, right down to the Formica countertops and throwback friendly service from the young couple that owns the place. They pay obsessive attention to the details, right down to the colorful sugar sprinkles decorating the fluffy frosting swirl swooshed on the top of each flawless little cupcake (which… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
2.5
$10
The best roast chicken in the city, and perhaps the best $15 dinner for two

The itty-bitty kitchen of this ubiquitous, cramped drive-thru turns out some of the best roast chicken in the city. There’s also other, perfectly serviceable fare (it varies by location somewhat), like parrillada with smoky sausage and dry, husky carne asada; tacos al pastor; tortas; and so on. These are fine, but there are better renditions elsewhere. What you want is the chicken, which comes with Mexican rice, a grilled sweet onion, warm corn tortillas, two excellent salsas, and charro beans.… [More]