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

How to celebrate ‘Cow Appreciation Day’ at Chick-Fil-A

12:53 pm Jul. 14, 2015

Today is the day that you can get a free chicken sandwich by dressing up as a cow.

That’s right — it’s Chick-Fil-A’s 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day.

But note that the chicken chain is holding free food die-hards to

Photo by Mike Sutter

Readers’ Picks: Austin’s Favorite Frozen Treats

2:17 pm Jun. 16, 2015

We put out a call for Austins’ favorite frozen treats and Austin’s ice cream, gelato and snow cone lovers answered. We compiled the results and created a comprehensive readers’ guide to Austin’s favorite frozen treats, for your reading and sweet treat-indulging pleasure. There was no overwhelmingly majority — indicating to us that worthy frozen treats are aplenty in Austin — but with nearly a fifth of the vote, Sweet Caroline’s Snow

Help us find Austin’s favorite frozen treats

1:00 pm Jun. 4, 2015

When Austin gets hot, nothing beats a frozen treat. We’re making a guide to Austin’s favorite frozen desserts and we want to hear from you about your favorite spot for ice cream, snow cones, paletas, frozen