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

Downtown sandwich spot closes unexpectedly

9:44 am Jul. 23, 2018

Capitol denizens and downtown workers along the northern strip of Congress Avenue are going to have to find a new option for their lunchtime sandwich fix.

Planet Sub (906 Congress Ave.) has closed, posting a sign

East Austin restaurant Chicon is closing

11:50 am Jun. 18, 2018

East Austin will soon be down one restaurant. Chicon, the casual sister restaurant of ranch-inspired Contigo, will close following service this Saturday.

The restaurant from Edgewise, the hospitality group run by owners Ben Edgerton and chef