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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
6.1
8.5
$30
Going statewide might dilute the food, but not the Mexican martinis

Say what you will about this broadening enchilada empire, it feels like a fun night out, and it beats most other Tex-Mex happy hours by miles. Not that you’ll remember, given how strong these margaritas and Mexican martinis are. The latter have better flavor than the margarita, which can be a little soapy-sweet.… [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]