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

Punch Bowl Social planning downtown Austin location

2:44 pm Mar. 27, 2018

Punch Bowl Social will open a second Austin location late this year.

The entertainment venue has signed a letter of intent for 22,000 square feet in the Scarborough Building at West Sixth Street and Congress Avenue.


True Food Kitchen adding second Austin location

2:28 pm Jan. 23, 2018

True Food Kitchen is adding a second Austin location.

The restaurant chain, co-founded by author Dr. Andrew Weil and restaurateur Sam Fox and known for its menu featuring an array of seasonal healthy dishes, will open

Team behind Delicious taking over Bullock Museum café

3:28 pm Jan. 19, 2017

A restaurateur well known to many Austinites has been tapped to run the Bullock Texas State History Museum’s revamped café.

Raj Singh, the man behind Delicious on South Lamar Boulevard, is expected to reopen the café