Restaurant news, dining events and suggested bites from Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam.
The back patio at Blue Dahlia Bistro on East 11th Street is one of the best outdoor dining spots in town.

Austin Restaurants: Dining outdoors

10:30 am Oct. 6, 2016

It is finally starting to feel like the sun is not acting out some sort of cosmic vendetta against us. We can once again enjoy a dinner (or, gasp, even lunch) outside. Fortunately, there are

Chef James Robert (seen here with his mother) will open Fixe for brunch for the first time on Mother's Day.

Austin restaurants: Where to eat on Mother’s Day

7:11 pm May. 4, 2016

If you’re not making brunch (or breakfast or dinner) for mom, you better be taking her out somewhere to eat this Mother’s Day. Many restaurants that serve brunch are featuring specials on the upcoming holiday.

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Where to eat on Easter

2:43 pm Mar. 21, 2016

*Cantine. 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-628-0348, Emmett and Lisa Fox’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in the Alamo Drafthouse complex will serve a brunch enhanced with Easter specials like the Spring Strata, a baked egg dish with

Give Dad a taste of Texas and Old Austin this weekend at Austin Land and Cattle, which opened in 1993.

Austin Land and Cattle opened in 1993 and has become a regular haunt for many legislators and lobbyists.

Austin restaurants: Where to eat on Father’s Day

11:36 am Jun. 17, 2015

Some restaurants around town will offer brunch or dinner specials for the big weekend. I’ve also included the best steakhouses in downtown Austin and a handful of other non-steakhouse restaurants where dad can enjoy a