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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
7.6
7.0
$10
About the best and cheapest gyros in town, alongside carne and cigarettes

This place, besides being a standard quickie mart, also conceals a quality Middle Eastern restaurant and a carnicería within its walls. You wouldn’t know any of this at first glance—nor is the place even easy to spot, given its lack of a sign (look next to Rudyard’s)—but then you’ll notice pictures of dishes on the wall; and then you’ll notice their incredibly low prices. And look behind you at the above-average wine selection. Of course, you can’t consume it here,… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
5.5
$10
A chicken noodle soup that’ll make you say “pho bo who?”

We all love beefy pho bo, and given that Houston’s got the third-largest Vietnamese population in America, we have no shortage of great options in that territory. But what about the pre-French Colonial tradition of pho ga; that is, what about chicken soup? The world loves its chicken soup—nearly every culture has its own version (and this being America, we’re blessed with all of them). To try the best of Houston’s Vietnamese entry, hearken to the restaurant with it right… [More]