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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
4.5
$10
Surprisingly decent barbecue from a little shack in the not-so-wilds of East Austin

Lewis’s BBQ off of East MLK has been Danny’s BBQ for a while now, the pits having been passed on, apparently, due to Lewis’s worsening health issues—our thoughts are with you, Rib Maestro. The tiny cinderblock house off the beaten path is no longer Pepto-Bismol-pink, but a grungy white. It’s mostly a take-out spot; if you do eat there, you have three picnic tables upon which rain will still fall. In good weather, the low traffic and smoky air reminds… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
4.5
$5
Seek out Canaria’s colors for hand-griddled masa and spectacular tacos, even late night

Teeny La Canaria’s siren song is its gaudy (but recently refreshed) yellow paintjob, scruffy convenience-store landlord, and tumbleweed litter. Experience has taught us that a lack of flash and formality can frequently be trusted where Mexican street food is concerned.

The menu’s accordingly basic: tacos, tostadas, tortas, and gorditas, with a few specials on weekends, like menudo. Crispy corn tostadas contrast nicely with their generous fresh avocado and fine smear of beans, but we’re always tempted instead by sopes, which take… [More]