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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
5.5
9.0
$20
Not a hidden treasure of traditional cooking, but a hidden treasure nonetheless

Dick Simcoe once asked us, “Who’s the nut who’ll put a Thai restaurant out in the middle of nowhere and play country music in it?” The “middle of nowhere” in this case is Del Valle, TX, a 20-minute drive east of Austin. We lost an icon when he passed away in 2009, leaving Little Thailand safely in the hands of his Thai wife and her sister. They and their family still make everyone feel exceedingly welcome, and this double-wide trailer… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.0
$15
The King continues to bring “bar food” a whole new meaning

ESK’s second trailer is just down the street, at The Grackle, a former Mexican dive bar that’s been commandeered by ’stached bartenders and their jukebox full of Serge Gainsbourg. It’s cozy and dark, with a decent selection of Bourbon and several taps of Brits and American micros. You can use cards in the bar, but the trailer’s cash only, with dishes averaging $7 a pop; at press time, there were only about eight of these, all served in paper baskets… [More]