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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
4.5
9.5
$15
A fantastic Old-World pub with a thoroughly modern geekiness

The Draught House set the bar (no pun intended) for other beer programs in town, and continues to be one of the places real beer fiends come to sample wares from Texas to Bavaria, and everywhere of note in between. We love its location, on the bottom floor of a Tudor-style house on a leafy street where dentists and optometrists operate out of refurbished bungalows. The furniture’s made of heavy wood with deeply carved graffiti, and is polished to a… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
4.5
$5
Seek out Canaria’s colors for hand-griddled masa and spectacular tacos, even late night

Teeny La Canaria’s siren song is its gaudy (but recently refreshed) yellow paintjob, scruffy convenience-store landlord, and tumbleweed litter. Experience has taught us that a lack of flash and formality can frequently be trusted where Mexican street food is concerned.

The menu’s accordingly basic: tacos, tostadas, tortas, and gorditas, with a few specials on weekends, like menudo. Crispy corn tostadas contrast nicely with their generous fresh avocado and fine smear of beans, but we’re always tempted instead by sopes, which take… [More]