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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.1
7.5
$35
A tonier Thai than most, B54 stands out for inventive dishes—beware 911

Bangkok 54 prides itself on the precision of its heat levels: 0 (zip) to 6 (911 hot). Be warned that level 4 (Thai hot) is potent enough for all but the incurably masochistic. Appetizers such as kanom jeeb, a quartet of unusually good steamed dumplings served with a sweet brown sauce, aren’t meant to be spicy at all, however. Place an order and keep a couple to the side in case of fire.

Bangkok 54’s interior would probably rate at least… [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]