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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
6.4
7.0
$15
Cheap and decent sumac-sprinkled comfort food

First, let’s dispel a myth: Zabak’s is not the best Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean food in town. Not by a long shot. It’s easy to be convinced now and then, especially on a good day, when the falafel is properly crisp on the outside and fluffy green inside from jalapeños—but sometimes, it’s got a reheated, tough texture. Its generous coating of sumac is definitely appealing, and the pita’s terrific; on a gyro, zippy tzatziki’s lively and fresh-tasting, but the meat’s just… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
6.5
$10
Among the cheapest and best vegetarian meals in the city—even on Tuesdays

In the shopping center with our favorite Indo-Pak restaurant, Himalaya, and the sporty good time of London Sizzler, Shiv Sagar presents a worthy stop for cheap and easy chaat lunches; most specifically, wonderful dosai and dahi puri. On Hindu-holy Tuesdays, many other Indian restaurants are closed, but this one’s open, and often crowded. Take someone who can scope out a table while you stand in line to order (and tell your cashier which table number you’re at—be prepared or you’ll… [More]