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

Midway Food Park on Loop 360 is closing

9:13 am Jan. 4, 2018

A relaxed haven for West Austin families looking for a low-key, family friendly dinner hang, the Midway Food Park on Loop 360, home over the last four years to food trailers such as Dock and

Original Austin Java is closing

2:30 pm Oct. 12, 2017

After more than 20 years in Central Austin, Austin Java will be closing the doors at its original location, 1206 Parkway St. The coffee spot and lunchtime hang that opened in 1995 will close

Tex-Mex burger spot El Sapo closes suddenly

10:18 am Sep. 2, 2017

El Sapo, the Tex-Mex burger operation from the El Chile Group, closed without advance notice today. The restaurant originally opened on Manor Road in 2014 and moved to Lamar in June. Known for Tex-Mex hamburger