Restaurant news, dining events and suggested bites from Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam.

Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

4:01 pm Dec. 7, 2017

Have yourself a merry little Christmas that doesn’t include working in the kitchen. While many restaurants around town will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (check websites of your favorites), below is a

Now open: Italian deli La Matta in East Austin

9:05 am Dec. 6, 2017

Austin longs for more quality sandwich shops, so the opening of La Matta in East Austin should come as welcome news to sandwich lovers (present company included).  New Waterloo, the team behind Sway, La Condesa