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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
8.0
$25
Crowded, yes. Noisy, sure. But a blast from San Antonio past? You betcha.

Schilo’s is one of those rare places that truly deserves to be called iconic, an institution, a shrine, even—one to rival that other one a couple of blocks away. Reeking of history and scented with sauerkraut, it is the city’s hallmark house of German food.

The popular delicatessen has occupied its present location since 1945, but its roots go back to 1917. It’s unlikely that most recipes have changed much since the institution’s inception. Tuesday’s corned beef, cabbage, and boiled potatoes… [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]