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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
5.0
8.0
$15
Just add maple syrup and Tabasco and stir

People love them some Breakfast Klub, as you can tell from the hour-long wait outside on weekends. The menu mostly comprises Southern classics like grits, fried catfish, and fried chicken and waffles; the trademark Southern hospitality extends to large tables full of groups and families, and the queue out the door is full of people from all walks of life—from post-church folks who grew up on their Southern grandma’s cooking, to alcohol-marinated hipsters. The funky art on the deep red… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
6.5
$10
You’re here for one reason: otherworldly banh cuon

Read enough restaurant websites and you’ll see the phrase “…will transport you to a different place” tossed around like a vermicelli noodle in a bowl. Many claim such dramatic otherworldly experiences, but few deliver; those that do, like Thien Thanh, seem to do it effortlessly and humbly. This dilapidated shop is convincing despite (or perhaps due to) being bereft of bells and whistles: its fading green tables are barely lit, and lingering scents of its house-blended nuoc cham (fish sauce)… [More]