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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
9.1
7.5
$10
Noodles made by hand and served in a happy little house of love

Korean Noodle House won’t play games with you. It won’t hold your hand, pretend to love you, and then leave you high and dry. It’s pretty upfront about who it is and what you can expect—it’s in the name, after all: a house. A house that serves handmade Korean noodles. In fact, “homey” doesn’t begin to describe the atmosphere at this Spring Branch-area bungalow. What so many modern restaurants attempt to capture in their décor—the feeling that you’re over to… [More]