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

Franklin Barbecue reopens next week

1:09 pm Nov. 16, 2017

The long wait for barbecue lovers (and the Franklins and their staff) is over: Franklin Barbecue will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The restaurant will be back to doing regular lunch business but will limit their pre-orders

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest highlights

9:20 pm Nov. 5, 2017

Sweaty, happy folks swarmed the Long Center lawn and pavilion for the 8th annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Sunday. Thirty of the magazine’s Top 50 bbq joints in the state were in attendance, and I