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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
4.5
9.0
$30
A wonderful slice of Austin life that’s worth the lack of fireworks on the plate

Let’s face it: food’s only one reason people love to eat at a particular place. Sometimes it’s the main reason, and you’ll endure terrible atmosphere for a spectacular meal; in this case, the inverse is true. That’s not to say the food’s terrible. There are actually a few things on this crusty-crunchy-spicy menu worth getting (just skip the sweet Thai-inspired stuff): tortilla-crusted catfish, whose coating has a touch of heat, and is smothered in queso; cayenne-dusted Cajun meatloaf; crisp skin-on… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
8.0
$15
In a small town with a lot of awesome barbecue, the sausage here’s the best

In the 1990s, the Schmidt family duked it out, and in the end, one side got to keep the name Kreuz Market, while the other side got to keep the original building from 1900. Happily, everyone continued to make top-notch barbecue. Perhaps the loss of the Kreuz name and reputation has kept the crew at Smitty’s working extra hard to maintain quality. Whatever it is, it’s working.

The old red brick building near the town square hasn’t changed a bit, and… [More]