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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.0
$50
Super-chef Bruce Auden gets down in a casual spinoff of his downtown digs

San Antonio’s dean of fine cuisine has established a beachhead in the ‘burbs with Auden’s Kitchen, a more casual eatery than his River Walk stalwart, Biga on the Banks. Who knew that ‘burbanites would flock to fancy fried chicken?

But there’s more to AK than buttermilk fried fowl. Small plates include an odd but oddly successful tempura shrimp bowl with watermelon and rice noodles, and conventionally contemporary pizzas such as the mushroom and arugula with truffle oil are worth waiting… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
5.5
$15
Super ‘cue in a blood-red dive

Jones’ address is east of St. Philip’s College in a kind of no-man’s land. The building is a somewhat disquieting shade of dried-blood red, and, in a departure from the norm, there’s no outside dining. No order window, either; you must penetrate the interior, and at first it’s almost akin to stepping across the threshold of a dive geared more to beer and broads than barbecue and sweet tea. The inside, too, is dark red.

But shades of CSI quickly fade… [More]