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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
4.5
$5
Best tamales in town—better, fresh from the steamer

Some claim Alamo has the best tamales, but we find them a little dense and underwhelming. Doña Tere’s are the finest we’ve had in town, especially when they’re just out of the steamer. They have a creamy texture that melds with the filling to produce a gooiness close to godliness. Wait too long, and the effect goes away, leaving you with, still, one of the best things of its kind in Houston.

There are about a dozen varieties, including a few… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
9.2
7.0
$15
The family who runs this Cantonese gem is practically restaurant royalty

It’s hard not to perk up when you hear that Chinese families have followed the career of a certain restaurant family for about 25 years. Such is the case with our longtime favorite Shanghai, whose owners have won and kept fans as they traversed Bellaire Chinatown in a series of small and larger operations. Having finally settled into the Welcome Supermarket center as Shanghai, they consistently serve the best, most down-to-earth Cantonese cuisine in the city. (Amusingly, it’s not the… [More]