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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
8.0
$10
A progressive burger stand attitude that still allows for old-fashioned American gluttony

This is the age of burger joints with a “Philosophy” page on their websites, often full of specious claims. But in a Venn diagram of successful conscientiousness—one circle representing how good it is for the earth; the other how good it is for the human body; and the third circle representing actual deliciousness—Elevation Burger, better than any other, occupies the overlapping intersection between all three.

Healthiness and eco-consciousness notwithstanding, Coke Zero devotees are thrilled to find it on tap here. Shakes… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
8.0
$15
Eat Bourdain-approved Asian street food in one of our all-time favorite dive bars

One of our favorite food carts, East Side King, sits behind one of our favorite dive-not-dive bars, The Liberty. It’s not-dive because it boasts a surprising selection, including about six changing taps of micros. In the bottle and can, there are dozens more, plus Brit and Mexican favorites. Although you can find better cocktails this side of IH-35, Liberty carries quality spirits, including digestifs. Best of all, you can have ESK’s food brought right to wherever you’re sitting.

The speck-sized trailer… [More]