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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.7
8.5
$95
A Texan vibe and good Prime steaks even a little later at night

Of the pricey chain steakhouses, III Forks feels more fun and Texan than the rest. It’s lively, with an elegant, almost Art Deco clubbiness. Of course, the service is of the expected bumbling-over-the-top ilk; it’s endearing at times, when not awkward. You’ll find a few too many designated “sommeliers,” the opposite problem most modern restaurants have, but there’s such little variation between its big, oaky wines that it obliterates the need for guidance. The bar’s list of “Modern Classics” comprises… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
6.0
$10
These authentic and intoxicating flavors are no joke

If you love Azul Tequila, get down to Papalote, their taquería in the slow-forming Austinville plaza on South Lamar. It’s a pretty typical strip-mall affair, with a couple tables inside and out, and beverages in coolers, but the gray-blue cinderblock room warmly pays homage to some of Mexico’s great comedians in framed movie posters and caricatures. The menu continues this with a section of street-food tacos named after Juan Camaney, their version of John Belushi. It’s at first a confusing… [More]