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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
8.0
$10
A progressive burger stand attitude that still allows for old-fashioned American gluttony

This is the age of burger joints with a “Philosophy” page on their websites, often full of specious claims. But in a Venn diagram of successful conscientiousness—one circle representing how good it is for the earth; the other how good it is for the human body; and the third circle representing actual deliciousness—Elevation Burger, better than any other, occupies the overlapping intersection between all three.

Healthiness and eco-consciousness notwithstanding, Coke Zero devotees are thrilled to find it on tap here. Shakes… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.5
$15
Hot food and warm service from the Korean equivalent of a down-home diner

The women who run this place move from table to table making sure everyone is happy, referring to diners as “hon” and “sweetie” like a Korean version of Flo from Mel’s Diner. They might slide a dish of kimchi towards you and point at your bowl of seolleongtang (beef-bone stew), nodding encouragingly. Like Korean people do. Look, too, for the camouflaged Converse sneakers.

You’ll watch a flatscreen TV with the older man sitting by the register. Now and then, he goes… [More]