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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
6.0
7.0
$25
Yet another riff on red vinyl booths and mom’s unexamined cooking

The staff at 410 is at least efficient, the décor a neon-rimmed and nostalgic evocation of diners we never really knew, and the cooking of the kind we wish mom could have pulled off or were tired of even then. Lovers of liver and onions will find this equation comforting indeed. Eaters with a craving for cornbread will be equally appeased; the restaurant’s rendition is unaffected and surprisingly light. But diners with a desire for the best in things chicken-fried… [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]