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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.4
6.0
$25
Ignore all the standard Chinese dishes and head straight for the scary-sounding specials

Intestine with preserved vegetable? Bring it on. It’s the scary-sounding stuff that distinguishes this large but otherwise almost entirely charmless Chinese set in an equally desultory shopping strip. Okay, the two-dish Peking duck shouldn’t frighten anyone; it’s the most expensive plate on an otherwise modestly priced menu—and it’s worth it. But so is the regular roast duck (you can often see several hanging at the door to the kitchen), the crispy roast pork, the soy sauce chicken…

It’s just that we… [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]