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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.6
6.5
$10
The al pastor’s best straight from the cart at this strip-mall Mexican dive

The new, cash-only taco stand that has opened in front of this restaurant’s permanent home has little charm aside from its hours (it’s open until 1am Monday and Tuesday, and 3am Wednesday through Saturday). But it’s in that cart where the eponymous al pastor is spit-roasted, even for orders going back to the restaurant behind it; the meat is transferred to the strip-mall kitchen for reheating. So, if you come for al pastor, expect it to be fresher, more tender,… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
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]