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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.4
7.0
$15
The future of the diner: homemade ingredients, booze, and a bit of a chill

Hopdoddy’s like that diner in Back to the Future II, upon Marty’s 21st-century re-arrival. To a newcomer, the ordering system here might be equally disorienting (order in the back, then take a seat; or just sit at the bar and get fed quicker). The space is chilly and modern, but the fare hails back to Howdy-Doody times.

Like just about everything here, the ice cream’s homemade, so floats (made with Maine Root sodas) and milkshakes are thick and delicious—especially with a… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
6.5
$15
At its best, this barbecue granddaddy turns out the best naked brisket around

Kreuz Market (pronounced “krites”) opened, like its contemporaries, as a grocery, smoking meat to preserve it in the days before refrigeration—that’s how the Texas barbecue tradition started.

Almost 100 years later, in 1999, it moved up the road from its original spot to a huge barn-like structure that could probably seat the entire town. Antique scales and cash registers, photos, and signs line the hall where you wait in line to order. A dozen pits fill the back walls, emitting heat… [More]