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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
7.0
$35
Certainly the cutest of the Korean-grill pack, koi pond and all

For atmosphere, it doesn’t get much better than Korea House. It’s in the middle of the sprawling Academy of Oriental Medicine, facing a turtle pond and footbridge. The main draw for the tech-office lunch crowds are cheap, fast lunch specials, which are not the kitchen’s best work, and come with far fewer banchan dishes than dinner does. But it’s a steal, anyway.

The waitstaff tends to be harried and curt, but is much less nasty than it used to be—if you… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.5
$10
If it’s bready and stuffed with something, it’s probably what you should order

Baguette House swears the outstanding bread on which Tâm Deli makes their famous banh mi is not their handiwork, but we’re suspicious. The homemade bread here is similarly crusty with a meltingly soft interior and heady aroma, a feat unparalleled in town. Buy a loaf for about $1.50 and wander around town gnawing on it like a real Frenchman.

Like everything else in the Chinatown shopping center, Baguette House is bright, antiseptic, and modern. Most of their business is take-out, so… [More]