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

Where to eat on New Year’s Eve

11:20 am Dec. 20, 2017

You could stay in and cook on New Year’s Eve, but what fun would that be? Many restaurants around town will be serving their regular menu on the big night, but this is a night

Holy Roller hosts pie-eating contest Tuesday to benefit SAFE

10:29 am Dec. 12, 2017

Update from the organizers: Casey Wilcox from Central Standard won the contest,  finishing one pound and three ounces of pie in under three minutes. Launderette’s Laura Sawicki came in 2nd place, finishing nearly one pound of pie, and Parkside Projects’ Shawn