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

Via 313 announces opening date for brick-and-mortar restaurant

12:48 pm Apr. 24, 2015

Extremely popular pizza trailer operators Via 313 will open their first brick-and-mortar location at William Cannon and US 290 in Oak Hill on April 29.

The restaurant from Detroit transplants and brothers Zane and Brandon Hunt will serve Via 313’s trademark fluffy, square, Detroit-style pizzas along with a “pub-style” pizza with a crispier crust.

The restaurant will offer table service and serve beer and wine.

Via 313 recently landed on my Best Pizzas

Matthew Odam’s 2014 Dining Guide livechat

3:10 pm Oct. 30, 2014

Austin360’s 2014 Austin Dining Guide has been released, featuring critic Matthew Odam’s picks for the Top 25 restaurants in Austin, as well as 100 other places to have in your pocket as suggestions for a night out.

At 11 a.m. Friday, October 31, you can join Matthew for a live chat to discuss the dining guide, his criteria for picking the best restaurants in Austin and what it’s like to be

The lasagna bolognese at Winflo Osteria consists of ground beef, Beeler’s Italian sausage, bechamel sauce, herb ricotta, and fresh mozarella.

Austin Restaurants: Italian

1:13 pm Jul. 23, 2014

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Each week in Austin360, we offer a rotating list of places to eat right now. This week: Italian restaurants. July 29 is National Lasagna Day. Sure, it’s a made-up holiday, but it gives me