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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.0
7.5
$15
These Hartford-thin, oily, flavorful crusts are a miracle on 34th street

Salvation’s a godsend for those Northeastern transplants who miss a truly thin-crust pie. The trick to a great Connecticut crust like this one is to get it thin enough so that the oil and cheese make up part of its flavor; it can be squishy-salty, or crisper, like this one, and the sum of all of its ingredients must be better than its parts. Bullseye.

The white pie with basil and fresh tomato has that signature high-heat sweetness; be warned, though,… [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]