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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
9.0
$100
This grande dame has been Botoxed up to good effect in the kitchen and on the floor

The most elegant corner of the River Walk is also home to its best restaurant. Fig Tree has long been a fixture, known for its high-end renditions of traditional favorites, such as Beef Wellington and Tournedos Rossini with truffled mashed potatoes. But in the last couple of years, it has shed its staid image, staking a claim to being one of the best restaurants in the city.

Credit goes to the seasoned waitstaff and two top chefs, Byron Bergeron and Chris… [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]