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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
6.5
9.0
$40
Pretty ordinary Indian in a pretty, extraordinary old space

Clay Pit is given to subtle fits of fusion that, at their best, turn Indian cuisine into something unexpected and exciting. The lovely atmosphere, with tables set beneath stone arches for an old-wine-cellar effect, makes Clay Pit another kind of rarity: an Indian restaurant in which you actually feel like drinking wine. A good thing, considering there are a few more Indian-friendly German bottles than elsewhere (but a uniformly oaky selection besides). Cocktails are clunky, with spicy hot infusions… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.5
$10
If it’s bready and stuffed with something, it’s probably what you should order

Baguette House swears the outstanding bread on which Tâm Deli makes their famous banh mi is not their handiwork, but we’re suspicious. The homemade bread here is similarly crusty with a meltingly soft interior and heady aroma, a feat unparalleled in town. Buy a loaf for about $1.50 and wander around town gnawing on it like a real Frenchman.

Like everything else in the Chinatown shopping center, Baguette House is bright, antiseptic, and modern. Most of their business is take-out, so… [More]