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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
7.2
7.5
$60
Expect country-club coifs and businessmen’s banter; the food’s less pushy

The seasonal décor (pick your season) will be in place, the joint will be jumpin’ with the posh and the political (and maybe a few with perambulators), the service will initially seem swift (we all know about the disappearing waiter syndrome at check time)…there’s a lot of surface gloss at this outpost of a CA chain. The promise of local sourcing is another hook. No, a bomb is not about to drop.

In fact, we have often been pleased with the… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
8.0
$15
Quirky Cascabel bucks mainstream Mexican with its regional specialties

We might as well just publish the walls at Cascabel; covered as they are with culinary comments such as “The food is great here. There’s no other place like it.” and “Ésta es comida mexicana!” Said walls have only become denser with opinion and attitude over the years that this singular Southtown place has been open.

And every main dish was $7.50 at press time. (Breakfast, served all day, is less expensive.) Tlacoyos, huaraches, birria … these are not… [More]