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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
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]


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]