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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.4
5.5
$10
One of Austin’s pho-ly trinity

This is one of the top three pho places in the city. Just ask the hordes who swarm Pho Saigon on weekends, filling every table of a restaurant that is more than twice the size of the others. The airy space is high-tech, with flatscreen TVs showing the news and sports, and abundant natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. These small touches of intended elegance don’t fool anyone: this is, first and foremost, a chow factory. Each table is stocked with… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
8.0
$15
Eat Bourdain-approved Asian street food in one of our all-time favorite dive bars

One of our favorite food carts, East Side King, sits behind one of our favorite dive-not-dive bars, The Liberty. It’s not-dive because it boasts a surprising selection, including about six changing taps of micros. In the bottle and can, there are dozens more, plus Brit and Mexican favorites. Although you can find better cocktails this side of IH-35, Liberty carries quality spirits, including digestifs. Best of all, you can have ESK’s food brought right to wherever you’re sitting.

The speck-sized trailer… [More]