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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
5.7
6.5
$20
Austin’s only Russian grocery is worth it, if only for the fun experience

Sasha’s is the only place for homesick immigrants (what few we have) to go for goods rarely found outside Russia—and for those curious about what exactly it is that Russians eat. The small menu’s made up of basic dishes that can easily be prepared behind the counter. It’s fun to poke around the shop and check out the folk art while you wait: the walls are filled with merchandise such as CDs, T-shirts, matryoshki (Russian dolls), jewelry, and the like.… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
7.0
$15
Some rare and exciting Korean delicacies—including, if you’re lucky, sea squirt

This is the other teeny eatery in the Korean shopping center on Lamar—the one not in a grocery store. It’s also great, but in a totally different way. It advertises a bibimbap buffet, but this isn’t its best work. Unlike its more soupcentric neighbors Han Yang and New Oriental, BBgo is great for large groups: a semi-private room fits 10-20, and it’s BYO, so each person averages $12-15 for really delicious food and gracious service.

Order: pork belly slices brought with… [More]