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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
8.5
$25
Mirroring the museum, the food’s contemporary, international, classic...

Museums have learned their lesson: no longer are their dining facilities buried in the basements and treated like grade school cafeterias. Some are even high-dollar dining destinations in their own right. SAMA’s solution was to offer a building overlooking the new Museum Reach of the River Walk to restaurateur Damien Watel, and the result is Café des Artistes. OK, he borrowed the name. And copied some paintings.

He also borrowed the menu—much of it from his own previous and current enterprises,… [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]