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

Madam Mam’s leaving The Drag — but not going far

2:32 pm Apr. 12, 2017

On a stretch of Guadalupe Street where 10 years can feel like a lifetime for a restaurant, Madam Mam’s has been around for what feels like an eternity.

Chatfuang (“Mam”) Apisaksiri opened the restaurant in 2001

Pizza nights coming to Salt Lick

12:36 pm Apr. 11, 2017

Salt Lick owner Scott Roberts is obviously passionate about barbecue. But he also loves showing off the wood-fired oven at his Salt Lick Cellars. The Driftwood restaurant is firing up the oven for the return