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

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.

Where to eat on Easter

2:43 pm Mar. 21, 2016

*Cantine. 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-628-0348, cantineaustin.com. 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