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

Lineup announced for November Wine & Swine event

12:08 pm Sep. 29, 2015

Aaron Franklin, Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas of Olamaie, and Launderette’s Rene Ortiz are among the Texas chefs who will participate in the fifth annual Wine & Swine event on November 8 at Star Hill

Now open: Rebel Pizza Bar in North Austin

10:40 am Sep. 24, 2015

Rebel Pizza Bar opened at 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd. The counter-service restaurant, owned by the partners at neighboring Suzi’s China Grill, serves appetizers, salads, pizza and desserts, and offers a full-service bar and rooftop seating.

How to get a free croissant on Wednesday

3:50 pm Sep. 21, 2015

It’s still over 90 degrees in Austin but technically, Wednesday is the first day of fall.

To mark the occasion, a special day for Texans who crave cooler temperatures, La Madeleine Country French Café is offering free butter croissants

All the ways you can burger in Austin

12:19 pm Sep. 18, 2015

First off, happy National Cheeseburger Day!

Second, happy end to the most burger-filled week Austin360 has likely ever had!

Burger on, Austin.

We apologize if you have strong feelings about made-up verbs.