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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
6.0
7.5
$35
Right on the River Walk. A little off everywhere else.

How’s this for a story: it was a bright and sunny day—a perfect fall moment on the River Walk when the tourists aren’t totally belly to belly, there’s a light breeze, and tables are available right at river’s edge. A celebratory margarita seems obligatatory. Damn: with the arrival of the “Rio Rita,” everything suddenly turns dark and stormy. Instead of fresh orange and lime, a mix comes to mind, followed by an oddly metallic taste. Patron Citronge? It’s well disguised.… [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]