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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
6.3
7.5
$30
A burger-joint hangout for the (mostly) well-heeled, Elvis–appreciation crowd

“You get a lot of regulars?”

“We know most everybody.”

And they’re all greeted by a life-sized (leaner days) Elvis at the door. The regulars are used to intimations of Elvis in other ways, too: posters, deviled eggs, Memphis-style BBQ…the theme is evident without being oppressive. We like that. We also like that 50-50 offers reasonably priced appetizers—despite generosity (the less-lean Elvis) being another leitmotif. But we dislike “Elvis’s Deviled Eggs” in actual fact; they are prettily piped and hit with… [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]