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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
6.9
8.5
$10
Keep Austin weird, and sandwich it up with one of the city’s finest characters

In Hyde Park, tucked between the craftsman bungalows and gingerbread Victorians north of the University, Avenue B Grocery quietly approaches its centennial. The current owner has run the worn little place for more than two decades, dishing out sandwiches and stories and swapping grievances. (He lives in the back and so when he’s on vacation, so’s the shop—call ahead.) Each week, he makes his own soups, and these are consistently delicious and comforting, especially the deeply flavored gumbo.

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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.

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