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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
8.7
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]