“What the Fearless Critic books and apps have that UrbanSpoon and Yelp don’t is a complete lack of bullshit.”
“I’ve spent years driving around with Zagat...but I think I’ll replace it with this Fearless Critic guide.”
–Leslie Brenner,
Dallas Morning News
Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.0
7.0
$30
Live nude fish every night into the wee hours

Sinh Sinh’s seafood tanks are the best in the city, and you can even indulge at one or two in the morning. Don’t let the briny smell deter you: it’s the glorious byproduct of one tank full of huge geoduck clams (the only thing here that gets consistently overcooked) and another of Maine lobster; sweet shrimp here (spectacular), and live soft-shell crabs there. The Vietnamese side of the menu isn’t much better than average—skip it in favor of the barbecue… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
4.0
$15
Happily, delicious, beefy actions speak louder than self-aggrandizing words

A meal at Becks is a visual barrage of propaganda, from Texas Monthly kiss-ups to six-square-foot food-porn images of burgers, steaks, and chicken; even the sandwich-basket paper is striped with laudatory quotes from the Houston Press and USA Today absorbing the fry grease. Other than the occasional splash of red paint, self-promotion is this restaurant’s sole interior-decorating motif.

Still, the hype is justified. The ground beef is not Prime, as suggests the name, but it’s Choice, ground and formed in-house, well… [More]