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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
7.6
7.0
$35
Even the jaded get a kick out of Korean-style sashimi straight from the tanks

Korean sashimi is different from the Japanese sort. For one thing, the size of cuts are bigger; for another, anything procured from a market may still be somewhat frozen in places—this is intentional. It’s a texture preference. Anyway, these aren’t the best orders here. See those tanks? That’s where your dinner lives. Korean sashimi means having a wriggling octopus, crunchy abalone, sea cucumber (whose ammonia flavor has its fans), or ethereal flounder dispatched and served to you, sometimes still wriggling.… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
8.0
$15
Texas barbecue royalty that has its pretenders, but few parallels

City Market in Luling has a wannabe doppelgänger in Houston called Luling City Market, whose core business seems to be trademark infringement. But any Texan worth his brisket knows that the best ‘cue lurks in tiny towns, not big cities. And Luling, with a population just over 5,000, is home to some of the best smoked meats in America—not to mention brotherhood: you’ll sit at communal tables with toolbelt-sporting, cowboy-hat-wearing men of the land, often with the whole family in… [More]