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

Home Slice’s Carnival O’ Pizza postponed

4:54 pm Sep. 22, 2016

Put your pizza-fueled Saturday plans on hold, folks. The Carnival O’Pizza, an annual fundraising event at Home Slice Pizza, has been postponed because of possible severe weather.

Here’s what organizers had to say: “Due to the

Olive & June names Brian Moses new executive chef

3:10 pm Sep. 22, 2016

Parkside Projects veteran Brian Moses has replaced Justin Rupp as the executive chef at that restaurant group’s Italian concept

What to expect with the new change at the Southern Italian-inspired mid-century treehouse restaurant? Moses will

Austin icon El Azteca closing next week

1:54 pm Sep. 22, 2016

One of Austin’s oldest Mexican restaurants will serve its final customers next week, as El Azteca (2600 E. Seventh St.) will close after service on Sept. 29. Jorge D. Guerra and Ninfa Guerra founded the restaurant in 1963.