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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
5.1
8.0
$25
A huge, comprehensive beer selection with plenty of cheesy opportunities

While there’s something unbeatable about hanging out at a locally owned and operated pub, and while we’re fortunate enough to have a few of those, we cannot deny the extensive selection at the Flying Saucer chain. It’s thorough and comprehensive, where more local programs have narrowed down to focus mainly on micro-microbrews and a handful of Abbeys and Trappists. The wider range here will include lots of mass-produced beer as well, and so the crowd’s more of a heterogeneous mix… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.0
$20
Make the best of the pricey late-night Cantonese menu by sticking close to the sea

Goat, Dungeness crab, and sea cucumber. This unlikely Incredible Journey remake takes place on the menu at Hong Kong Food Street, one of those classic Bellaire Chinatown palaces of live seafood, hot pot, and congee; of sizzling platters, Singapore noodles, and fried rice. Deciding what to order here can be daunting, but we’ll narrow it down for you: Cantonese. Go ahead and bypass anything with “Szechuan” in the name; it won’t be as peppercorny and chili-oil-spiked as the better Szechuan… [More]