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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
8.5
$60
An adorable and friendly neighborhood wine bar that’s a safe place to learn

This is by no means a geeky wine bar, but it does feature somewhat geeky touches that are greatly helpful to budding oenophiles: a reading room full of wine books; an adorable, if overly simplistic “Winedex” to help get people thinking about the wine they’re drinking; and a savvy staff. Less helpful is the surprisingly misinformed decision to make so much of the wine available by the glass and in flights, which—without Enomatic-style machines—frequently results in long-opened wine that’s oxidizing… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.5
$15
Hot food and warm service from the Korean equivalent of a down-home diner

The women who run this place move from table to table making sure everyone is happy, referring to diners as “hon” and “sweetie” like a Korean version of Flo from Mel’s Diner. They might slide a dish of kimchi towards you and point at your bowl of seolleongtang (beef-bone stew), nodding encouragingly. Like Korean people do. Look, too, for the camouflaged Converse sneakers.

You’ll watch a flatscreen TV with the older man sitting by the register. Now and then, he goes… [More]