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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
4.5
9.0
$30
A wonderful slice of Austin life that’s worth the lack of fireworks on the plate

Let’s face it: food’s only one reason people love to eat at a particular place. Sometimes it’s the main reason, and you’ll endure terrible atmosphere for a spectacular meal; in this case, the inverse is true. That’s not to say the food’s terrible. There are actually a few things on this crusty-crunchy-spicy menu worth getting (just skip the sweet Thai-inspired stuff): tortilla-crusted catfish, whose coating has a touch of heat, and is smothered in queso; cayenne-dusted Cajun meatloaf; crisp skin-on… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.5
$15
A one-woman operation with memorable quirks and fried chicken

The self-styled Nubian Queen originally opened this closet-sized restaurant as a way to feed the homeless (which she still does every Sunday). The building appears nearly condemned, but the colorful storefront is exciting and inviting. Inside, it’s flourescently lit and cramped, but diners happily chat each other up while waiting (and waiting and waiting) for their food. The sponge-painted room is decked out with inspirational quotes and observations in Lola’s handwriting, and when she’s done cooking your meal, she’ll come… [More]