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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
6.6
6.0
$10
Overstuffed burgers in a bright yellow box

Traveling east from downtown on Commerce, it’s impossible to miss Fatty’s; the building is bright yellow with black trim, and it pops out in its setting across from a derelict industrial complex. The color is probably not meant as a metaphor for ballpark mustard, but it might as well be; the stuff oozes from practically every pore on the menu—except, oddly, if one orders the plain dog. It comes doggedly plain.

The burgers, bracketed by house-baked buns, bear names such as… [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]