Restaurant news, dining events and suggested bites from Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam.
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Dining Guide 2014

Matthew Odam’s 2014 Dining Guide livechat

3:10 pm Oct. 30, 2014

Austin360’s 2014 Austin Dining Guide has been released, featuring critic Matthew Odam’s picks for the Top 25 restaurants in Austin, as well as 100 other places to have in your pocket as suggestions for a night out.

At 11 a.m. Friday, October 31, you can join Matthew for a live chat to discuss the dining guide, his criteria for picking the best restaurants in Austin and what it’s like to be

Now open: Black’s Barbecue on Guadalupe Street

12:52 pm Oct. 29, 2014

Legendary Lockhart smoked meat purveyors Black’s Barbecue opened at 3110 Guadalupe St. in the former home of Boomerang’s.

The restaurant, which brings in post oak-smoked meat daily from the Lockhart original, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving beef brisket, pork spare ribs, beef ribs, jalapeno and original sausage links, and smoked turkey breast.

The restaurant will celebrate barbecue scion Edgar Black’s birthday on November 8 as part