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

How to get a free croissant on Wednesday

3:50 pm Sep. 21, 2015

It’s still over 90 degrees in Austin but technically, Wednesday is the first day of fall.

To mark the occasion, a special day for Texans who crave cooler temperatures, La Madeleine Country French Café is offering free butter croissants

How to celebrate ‘Cow Appreciation Day’ at Chick-Fil-A

12:53 pm Jul. 14, 2015

Today is the day that you can get a free chicken sandwich by dressing up as a cow.

That’s right — it’s Chick-Fil-A’s 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day.

But note that the chicken chain is holding free food die-hards to