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

J. Black’s on West Sixth Street closes

11:08 am Feb. 19, 2018

One of the staples of booze West Sixth Street for the past decades is shuttering. J. Black’s Feel Good Lounge sent out an email newsletter Friday announcing that it would close after service on Saturday.

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