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

Food & Wine names Launderette one of 10 Best New Restaurants in America

8:57 am Jun. 8, 2016

Executive chef Rene Ortiz’s vivacious (in flavor and in disposition) East Austin restaurant Launderette has been named one of the 10 best new restaurants in America by Food & Wine magazine. The restaurant, which opened in March of 2015, joined a list that includes restaurants such as Shaya in New Orleans, Death & Taxes in Raleigh and Locol in Los Angeles. It’s been a big year for Launderette,