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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
6.5
$25
Beef seven ways and a killer baked catfish make for a long, entertaining evening

Beef Fest. That’s why you come to Saigon Pagolac when there are easily a dozen terrific Vietnamese places on every side of you. You bring a few people and get seven courses of beef: sliced eye round served with a bit of hot vinegary broth for you to flash-cook it in; ground beef wrapped in a fragrant leaf and lemongrass-marinated beef that you grill over charcoal at the table; bite-sized meatballs; and even alphabet soup with beef. It’s an event… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
5.0
$10
And should you need a decorative cow skull, this is your place

It’s known throughout the world’s kitchens that nothing beats a face—the whole head, really. From fromage de tête to veal cheeks to barbacoa, head meat not only fed poor country folk for centuries, but continues to inspire chefs and gourmands ever in search of soul. In the back of this Mexican convenience store (with no discernable drive-thru anywhere), on Fridays through Sundays, giant pots rattle with the steaming of whole cow and lamb heads in chile-rich broth. Lines form not… [More]