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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
9.7
9.0
$60
The apple falls just far enough from the tree in Uchi’s offspring

Thanks to “Top Chef,” Paul Qui is sitting on top of the world—and Uchiko diners are sitting in ninety-minute lines for his food. To be fair, those waits are nothing new, having begun in 2003 when Executive Chef Tyson Cole opened Uchiko’s juggernaut ancestor Uchi, a few miles south. The spawn bears the crest of a slightly newer, sleeker generation, having been built from scratch in a building with space-age curves. The inside is chic and subtly decorated to evoke… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
6.0
$10
These authentic and intoxicating flavors are no joke

If you love Azul Tequila, get down to Papalote, their taquería in the slow-forming Austinville plaza on South Lamar. It’s a pretty typical strip-mall affair, with a couple tables inside and out, and beverages in coolers, but the gray-blue cinderblock room warmly pays homage to some of Mexico’s great comedians in framed movie posters and caricatures. The menu continues this with a section of street-food tacos named after Juan Camaney, their version of John Belushi. It’s at first a confusing… [More]