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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
8.0
$90
This shameless, showy steakhouse serves the mother of all pork chops

You might wonder how a glitzy steakhouse chain landed among our top places to eat—many of our favorite steaks these days are made in modern, farm-to-table-aiming kitchens that are nowhere near as extravagantly priced as Perry’s. And while the steaks here are quite convincing, we’ll cut to the chase: Pork Chop. Even when your server holds up seven fingers indicating its thickness, it does not prepare you for the mammoth hunk of swine that appears (and is deftly carved) tableside.… [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]