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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
9.0
7.0
$10
Inside a run-down Chinatown dive lies a one-way ticket to Vietnam

This cuisine is capable of so much sensory stimulation, so many aromatic peaks and succulent, complex valleys, that even the least mind-blowing renditions tend to turn people on for life. In that case, Que Huong may well convince you to just sell the store and move to Vietnam for good. At first glance, it seems like any other Chinatown restaurant, beaten down and caked with dust and grease. But this eatery is in fact superlative. Order by numbers, or better… [More]