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

Now open: Vox Table at Lamar Union

1:01 pm Apr. 30, 2015

With Tuesday’s opening of Vox Table and next week’s opening of Shake Shack, the Lamar Union mixed-use project is starting to take shape.  Executive chef Joe Anguiano helms Vox Table, a New American restaurant

Austin restaurants: Where to eat on Mother’s Day

10:43 am Apr. 28, 2015

Apis. A Mother’s Day brunch will be served, including oyster Benedict; sweet corn pancake and smoked pork belly; steak and eggs; and French toast and Poteet strawberries and cream. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $45;

Closing next week: Omelettry on Burnet Road

5:24 pm Apr. 27, 2015

After 37 years on Burnet Road, Austin institution the Omelettry will close its doors after service on May 4. The longtime breakfast favorite will open a new location at 4631 Airport Blvd. in mid-to-late May.


Closed: Melvin’s Deli Comfort

11:07 am Apr. 26, 2015

Sad news for Austin sandwich lovers but happy news for Kevin and Melinda Ennis … Melvin’s Deli Comfort closed for business yesterday.

“We have truly reached our production capacity, even with my 12-14 hour days,” Ennis