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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
6.6
7.0
$10
A good old-school breakfast diner with freshly ground coffee

This sweet old diner on a forlorn section of Telephone Road packs loyalists in every morning. It’s nothing novel or thrilling, but still, it’s not unusual to see a queue around the restaurant, usually composed of a thorough sampling of the entire city of Houston. Duct-taped beaters sit alongside luxury imports in the potholed, unpaved parking lot. The interior is bright, but has the overly decorated wood-paneled warmth of an elementary school classroom. Sit at the great old-school counter if… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
9.2
7.0
$15
The best in its class, now with a little more class

Himalaya, despite some minor gussying-up, continues to bask in the sort of achingly authentic excellence you’d expect from a hole-in-the-wall ethnic joint. The walls are a cheery adobe red, the tables are glossy, and we can now shrug hopefully about you bringing a first date (or, shudder, in-laws) about whose aesthetics you’re not yet certain. The once-condemning BYO policy has been relaxed, but bring stemware, and order one main per person to avoid a (small) corkage fee. Sensitive diners often… [More]