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

Co-executive chef Grae Nonas leaving Olamaie

3:21 pm Jul. 29, 2016

Since opening in the summer of 2014, Olamaie has achieved considerable success under the guidance of co-executive chefs, a tandem approach rarely seen in Austin restaurants. The partnership between friends Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas

Hopdoddy coming to the Triangle

11:24 am Jul. 28, 2016

Update: The new Hopdoddy at the Triangle opens today at 11 a.m.

One of city’s most popular dining establishments is opening a third Austin location. Hopdoddy, maker of fancy burgers and thick shakes, is opening

Due Forni downtown closes

10:05 am Jul. 26, 2016

Italian restaurant and pizza specialists Due Forni closed at 106 E. Sixth St. The restaurant from co-owner and University of Texas graduate Alex Taylor was the first location outside of Las Vegas and opened