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

Kyōten Sushiko opens next week

11:29 am Jun. 29, 2016

Austin’s sushi landscape is about to welcome a new/old face. Chet Otto Phan will open his Kyōten Sushiko next Wedneday at the Mueller development.

The restaurant will initially only serve omakase-style dinners (chef’s tasting menu of

Watch: Restaurant review of Chicon in East Austin

12:37 pm Jun. 23, 2016

Ben Edgerton and chef Andrew Wiseheart closed their fine dining, veggie-centric Gardner earlier this year. But they didn’t walk away from the restaurant. They revamped the menu and design to create the more casual Chicon,

Verts giving away free kebaps on Saturday

11:37 am Jun. 22, 2016

Verts has exploded since it opened its first location five years ago. The fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant now has more than 30 locations across Texas, is expanding to the East Coast this fall and hired