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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
4.5
$10
The best Korean stews in town are all the charm this little dive needs

Look for Austin Karaoke, and swivel to the right. Yes, in there; through the Han Yang grocery, which smells somewhat strongly of innards, is a bare-bones little café with blank walls and a smattering of cheap tables and chairs. Manna (its name, as translated from the Korean out front), closes at 8pm, so don’t expect to sit down to a leisurely dinner; most people come for lunch or get take-out (which we don’t recommend, as this stuff doesn’t travel well).… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
6.5
$15
At its best, this barbecue granddaddy turns out the best naked brisket around

Kreuz Market (pronounced “krites”) opened, like its contemporaries, as a grocery, smoking meat to preserve it in the days before refrigeration—that’s how the Texas barbecue tradition started.

Almost 100 years later, in 1999, it moved up the road from its original spot to a huge barn-like structure that could probably seat the entire town. Antique scales and cash registers, photos, and signs line the hall where you wait in line to order. A dozen pits fill the back walls, emitting heat… [More]