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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
6.0
$25
A Chinese banquet hall that does it equally well from the land, the sky, and the sea

Like most Chinese seafood places, Arco’s big, banquety, and brightly lit. Come with a large group and sample what’s in the tanks, easily the most alluring design element here. You may have to stave off your server’s persuasive efforts to get you to order the most expensive fish swimming that day (one time, a $90 grouper). And the $15 per bottle corkage fee is too high for this genre, but you really should bring your own anyway; this selection’s full… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.0
$10
Whether in a divey branch or a nice one, this is one gorgeous, sassy bird

Most of the time, Frenchy’s serves up some of the best fried chicken we’ve ever had. The franchise has multiple locations around Houston, but the original one by the University of Houston on Scott Street is the best of them all (there’s also one in the HEB down the street). Don’t be scared away by this shack of a restaurant that looks like it could crumble at any minute; just place your order at the window, and hope the ladies… [More]