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

Salt Lick evacuated Tuesday, will reopen Wednesday

8:36 pm Dec. 27, 2016

Salt Lick evacuated the restaurant in Driftwood Tuesday evening after smoke from a vent fire in the banquet area entered the dining room. The restaurant will reopen with regular hours Wednesday at 11 a.m. Nobody was hurt in the fire and the restaurant received no significant damage.

One Twitter user was on the scene:

Now open: Aviator Pizza on South Congress

11:44 am Dec. 19, 2016

Elgin-based Aviator Pizza has landed in Austin. The pizzeria and brewpub opened at 6501 S. Congress Ave. #105 (just north of William Cannon Drive).