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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
This worthy Austin dessert empire cuts a silky, creamy swath through Texas

Amy’s exuberant brand of ice cream shops is making its funky, cow-printed way throughout Texas, providing some much-needed levity against the serious and icy face of the healthier (depending on your toppings, of course) frozen yogurt legion. At 14% butterfat, Amy’s ice cream is unapologetically rich, and the rotating flavors are pure and intense. Another of the main attractions is the friendly “scoopers” with eclectic headgear and behind-the-counter antics. They perform circus-like feats with “crush-ins”—candy, fruit, cookie dough, and dozens of… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.0
$15
The King continues to bring “bar food” a whole new meaning

ESK’s second trailer is just down the street, at The Grackle, a former Mexican dive bar that’s been commandeered by ’stached bartenders and their jukebox full of Serge Gainsbourg. It’s cozy and dark, with a decent selection of Bourbon and several taps of Brits and American micros. You can use cards in the bar, but the trailer’s cash only, with dishes averaging $7 a pop; at press time, there were only about eight of these, all served in paper baskets… [More]