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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
7.3
6.5
$75
At last, legitimate fusion food from a true Franco-Vietnamese restaurateur

Frederick Costa comes by his fusion bona fides legitimately, product of Paris and Vietnamese roots that he is. Politics must also be a part of his heritage, as the cautious inclusion of dishes such as Asian rare beef salad and “Frederick’s Mom’s Recipe of Caramelized Pork Short Ribs” hasn’t perturbed the, er, mature crowd that frequents his hush Alamo Heights salon. He even dallied with danger in a recent decorative and menu makeover. The result? More of the same, only… [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]