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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
6.8
7.5
$10
These two cartoon-cute carts actually make cheap sushi taste good

Of all the cheap sushi in Austin, Sushi A-Go-Go must have the best. We’re talking about the genre including grocery stores, Maki Toki’s Romanian rollers, and sushi squirt factories (no, how do you roll?). Rolls here run $3.50 to $8, with nigiri at around $2 apiece, yet these guys manage atypically fresh-tasting ingredients and few gimmicks. Some of it is obviously just plain fun to these former chefs and servers, but they seem to regard sushi as more than just… [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]