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

Franklin Barbecue reopens next week

1:09 pm Nov. 16, 2017

The long wait for barbecue lovers (and the Franklins and their staff) is over: Franklin Barbecue will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The restaurant will be back to doing regular lunch business but will limit their pre-orders

California-based Pokeatery opening location at Mueller

1:31 pm Nov. 14, 2017

The poke scene in Austin is about to get a little more crowded. California-based

The menu features customizable poke boxes, pokecado toast, rice noodles-based bowls, and beer floats made with Hawaiian beer and Dole

Now open: One Taco on Anderson Lane

11:40 am Nov. 14, 2017

Longtime taco truck One Taco has opened its second brick-and-mortar. The location at 2900 W. Anderson Lane is in the space previously occupied by Mighty Bird. The taqueria is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Austin restaurants: Where to eat on Thanksgiving

11:38 am Nov. 10, 2017

A grand Thanksgiving meal is a wonderful way to bring together friends and family. But that can also be costly, stressful and time-consuming. Why not let the professionals handle the dirty work? A host of