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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
6.7
6.5
$75
A decent dinner option, when it slips the surly bonds of its hotel nature

The Carillon performs its primary function as the official “nice restaurant” of the University of Texas. It’s on the AT&T Center’s ground floor, which makes it convenient for UT staff lunches (only breakfast and dinner are open to the public); at night, it’s an opportunity to wine and dine prospective appointees and donors. For everyone else, it’s the chance to have a nice dinner at a less-expensive chef-driven restaurant.

The menu’s far savvier than that of most hotel restaurants, and the… [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]