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

Pollo Tropical closes all Austin, Dallas locations

7:35 pm Apr. 24, 2017

Pollo Tropical has closed 30 restaurants nationwide, including all of its locations in the Austin area.

211 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
20471 S. Interstate 35, Kyle
1439 N. I-35, San Marcos

New Veggie Heaven will open in May

2:38 pm Apr. 24, 2017

Veggie lovers, the wait is almost over. Stacy Chen says she plans to open the new Veggie Heaven on May 3, as long as she can be fully staffed by then.

The restaurant is the continuation