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

Are you ready for some fifty-cent wings?

4:10 pm Sep. 29, 2014

The East Side King food truck at Liberty bar is getting into the football spirit. The Asian-fusion food truck owners Tweeted today that they will be serving chicken wings for fifty cents on Monday nights. To celebrate the kick-off (bad pun recognized, if not intended), they are giving out free beer with wing purchases.

Stop by ESK at The Liberty on Mondays for 50 cent wings!! & TONIGHT Mon 9/29,

Houston chef Monica Pope hosting pop-up dinners in Round Top

11:06 am Sep. 25, 2014

Acclaimed Houston chef-restaurateur and farm-to-table advocate Monica Pope will host a week of pop-up dinners at Sparrow Ranch in Round Top next week, about halfway between Austin and Houston.

The nightly events that run from September

Austin restaurants: Late-night dining

4:52 pm Sep. 24, 2014

Restaurant listings*

Each week in Austin360, we offer a rotating list of places to eat right now. This week: Late-night dining. All of these places are open until at least 11 p.m., with most open much

Update: Patika Coffee on South Lamar opens Friday

11:01 am Sep. 24, 2014

Update: Patika Coffee will officially open to the public Friday. Patika will be open daily at 7 a.m. and will close at 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m. on Sunday.


Now open: Kent Black’s Barbecue in San Marcos

8:57 am Sep. 22, 2014

Another member of the Black family of Lockhart has struck out on his own and opened a barbecue restaurant. Kent Black, who is the pitmaster at the Lockhart restaurant owned by his parents, opened

Now open: Tacodeli on Burnet Road

8:55 am Sep. 22, 2014

The fifth Austin location of Tacodeli is now open at 7301 Burnet Rd. in Crestview. As with the other stores, the Burnet Road   location is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.