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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
3.0
$10
Some of Chinatown’s best noodles, served in just the right tiny dump

Like most excellent, authentic Asian restaurants, Li Ho looks like a hole. Crouched at the caboose of H Street, its storefront is absolutely tiny. On dingy walls, calendar girls from the mid-’90s vie for space with handwritten signs that make no sense. Metal troughs of dubious sterility hold your food; just about everything is stained to some degree. It looks and feels like the more permanent version of a street cart.

The kitchen, too, is magnificently sloppy. Some pots and… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
7.6
$20
Temple of the pig

It looks like nothing from the outside, but this is officially the Center for BBQ Pork Addicts Anonymous. It’s as dark and mysterious as any secret meeting place; the windows are covered, sparing diners from the blaring reality of the ugly parking lot outside. Walls are green, and sticky with the habits of the wild-eyed pig fiends within.

There are six—six!—versions of pork bellies to throw on your table grill: marinated, spicy, sang…there’s beef, too, but the pork is the point.… [More]