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

Scholz Garten introduces new barbecue menu this weekend

9:56 am Mar. 30, 2018

Austin’s oldest dining and drinking establishment will tap back into Central Texas traditions this weekend, as Scholz Garten introduces a new barbecue menu. The oldest bar in Austin will serve its new barbecue menu on

Punch Bowl Social planning downtown Austin location

2:44 pm Mar. 27, 2018

Punch Bowl Social will open a second Austin location late this year.

The entertainment venue has signed a letter of intent for 22,000 square feet in the Scarborough Building at West Sixth Street and Congress Avenue.