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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
6.4
8.5
$75
Come to admire the city skyline at sunset with a rare, older vintage grand cru

For atmosphere, you almost can’t beat this respectfully modernized 1840s home, set back from the road and with an incredible view of the river and city skyline; the backyard is a Gatsby-esque fête, with twinkling lights and outdoor tables. Inside, Paggi House is almost too dark. On quieter nights, there’s definitely a special-occasion feeling inherent in the design, but awkward service tends to dampen it. The bar sports some small-batch spirits, fresh juices, and house-made ingredients; its cocktail program has… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
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]