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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
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Price
7.0
9.0
$25
A reliable good time out in Austin: strong margaritas, colorful lights, and decent eats

Polvos is one of the places we go back to most often. It’s got great queso, strong margaritas (the frozen contains Everclear), and one of the most festive patios in town, even in the dead of winter. We’re not alone: on many nights, the neighborhood’s crowded with cars from parking lot overflow.

Be nimble when navigating the menu. Tacos and sauces from deeper within Mexico don’t work out so well—fish al mojo de ajo has come out totally dry, and anything… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
8.0
$15
Texas barbecue royalty that has its pretenders, but few parallels

City Market in Luling has a wannabe doppelgänger in Houston called Luling City Market, whose core business seems to be trademark infringement. But any Texan worth his brisket knows that the best ‘cue lurks in tiny towns, not big cities. And Luling, with a population just over 5,000, is home to some of the best smoked meats in America—not to mention brotherhood: you’ll sit at communal tables with toolbelt-sporting, cowboy-hat-wearing men of the land, often with the whole family in… [More]