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

Péché team taking over Pleasant Storage Room space

11:01 am Dec. 31, 2014

Rum-centric Pleasant Storage Room in the Warehouse District closed abruptly in recent days, but it won’t stay shuttered long. Péché owner Rob Pate and his team will take over the space and plan to reopen it

Where to eat in Austin on New Year’s Eve

12:14 pm Dec. 19, 2014

Regularly in Austin360 I offer a rotating list of places to eat right now. This week: Let someone else do the cooking as you prepare to ring in the new year. Don’t see one of

Gardner rolls out happy hour

11:51 am Dec. 15, 2014

Veggie-forward restaurant Gardner has an elegant, window-wrapped bar tucked around the side of its dining room. It’s a great place to enjoy a glass of wine or beer before dinner. The restaurant announced today