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Hunky Italian Sandwiches; La Sombra Pulls No Punches

Texas Monthly's Megan Giller tries out Lucky's Puccia. Loved the sandwiches, not so much the walnut spread: "The almost-cheesy walnut spread tasted sweet at first, then garlicky, then a little too garlicky, just like [an] Italian hunk...on day four of his inner-ear cooings." [TM]

The Fearless Critic takes the temperature of Austin's entire restaurant scene at the Peruvian La Sombra: "It's a sure sign of Austin's maturation into a respectable dining city that the current tenant pulls no punches, nor no wool over diners' eyes." [FC]

A seeming oxymoron meets the Fearless Critic at the quasi-molecular Not Your Mama's Food Truck: "This is the lab-geek stuff of brick-and-mortar kitchens, but surprisingly, it translates well here; the prosciutto powder, though invisible, brings a salt-pork whisper to this incredibly comforting stew of doughy dumplings." [FC]

Finally, the (apparently very busy) Fearless Critic recognizes foreign flavors at Cazamance: "The familiar flavors and textures remind us of the comforting food from our own families’ kitchens—the Yassa chicken is basically a green-olivey chicken stew; the lamb sausage is juicy with just enough spice."

The Blogs: Foodie is the New Forty tries the Steak Night revival at the Hotel San Jose, Tasty Touring finds happiness at Uchiko, South Austin Foodie heads north to Apothecary, In Search of Dessert goes all the way to Oregon to discover Casa Chapala, and Perry's Steakhouse gets a 7 out of 10 from Austin Food Ratings.

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Lucky's Puccia's. [Photo: Lucky's Puccias / Facebook]

Uchiko

4200 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78756 (512) 916-4808 Visit Website

Perry's Steakhouse

114 W 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701 512 474 6300 Visit Website

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