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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
6.5
6.0
$20
Good health and good prices at this Kosher vegetarian Indian restaurant

Madras used to be the strongest Southern Indian game in town—whichever town it was in—but recent visits have found it slipping a bit beneath one or two of its competitors (although we shrink from the notion of competition as a bad thing; there’s room for plenty of Southern Indian restaurants in any city of any size). Some of its handful of Texas locations feel, even the older ones, like a work in progress—often, a buffet steam table takes up a… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.0
$10
Still serving the best banh mi sandwiches in town, with a side of mystery

Austin’s Vietnamese scene may have nothin’ on Houston, but bland, too-brightly lit strip-mall spots like this one make us feel like cultural millionaires. Numerous attempts to get the friendly, much-loved owner to reveal the source for her superior baguettes—only Baguette House farther up Lamar comes close to these—have gone unsuccessful. Enjoy the mystery as you bite into a flaky, crisp crust that yields soft innards smeared with a little lard, pâté, pickled vegetables, gently nipping jalapeño, and cilantro. You can… [More]