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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
6.9
8.5
$10
Keep Austin weird, and sandwich it up with one of the city’s finest characters

In Hyde Park, tucked between the craftsman bungalows and gingerbread Victorians north of the University, Avenue B Grocery quietly approaches its centennial. The current owner has run the worn little place for more than two decades, dishing out sandwiches and stories and swapping grievances. (He lives in the back and so when he’s on vacation, so’s the shop—call ahead.) Each week, he makes his own soups, and these are consistently delicious and comforting, especially the deeply flavored gumbo.

Sandwiches, although pretty… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
8.0
$15
The best wood-fired pizza in town’s always worth a bit of a wait

One of the brightest lights at the end of Austin’s pizza tunnel comes from the hearthfires at House Pizzeria. It embodies a lot of that Eastside-bound geeky DIY spirit: there’s only one wood-burning oven, turned up to an ideal, hellish 750 or so degrees. When the place is busy, your pie will take a while, but waiting isn’t totally unpleasant, given the draft choices: Live Oak, (512), Real Ale, and Maine root beer. There are also some decent organic wines.… [More]