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

Royer’s Pie Haven in Austin closing

12:55 pm Dec. 23, 2015

After a run of just over two years in Austin, Round Top institution Royer’s Pie Haven is closing its Austin shop permanently. The pie lovers will sell their final pie on Christmas Eve. The shop

Restaurant Congress closing after New Year’s Eve

2:31 pm Dec. 15, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Austin and one of the city’s few white tablecloth dining establishments will serve its final meal on New Year’s Eve. Executive chef David Bull’s Congress (200 Congress Ave.) will