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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
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]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
9.3
8.0
$10
Often some of the best brisket in Texas—for four hours a week, anyway

When Texas Monthly outed Snow’s Bar-B-Q in mid-2008, the place went haywire. Suddenly, the little shop—which is only open on Saturday mornings—began selling out within a few hours. Nowadays, if you show up much past even 9am, you risk coming away empty-handed—quite the booby prize for someone who’s just gotten up first thing Saturday morning.

Lexington is a pretty drive from Austin. Follow your nose to a tiny building across from an old grain silo. While you’re waiting in line, check… [More]