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

One of Austin’s Top 10 pizza places has closed

10:52 am Feb. 20, 2017

It always surprises me when restaurants that aren’t national chains close on the Drag by the University of Texas. I understand that brands with major name recognition, big operating budgets and inexpensive menus have an

My Fit Foods closes all Austin locations

9:32 am Feb. 13, 2017

An early mover in the healthy packaged meals game has ended its run after a decade. Austin-based My Fit Foods announced on its website over the weekend that it had closed all of its Austin

Republic of Sandwich has closed

9:17 am Jan. 3, 2017

Allandale’s casual Republic of Sandwich, home to fat sandwiches stuffed with meats roasted in house and filling breakfast tacos, closed after business on New Year’s Eve. The cafe said in a message on its homepage