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

Where to eat on Easter

2:43 pm Mar. 21, 2016

*Cantine. 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-628-0348, Emmett and Lisa Fox’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in the Alamo Drafthouse complex will serve a brunch enhanced with Easter specials like the Spring Strata, a baked egg dish with

Where to eat (or get take-out) on Thanksgiving

1:47 pm Nov. 19, 2015

Looking for a new dining experience this Thanksgiving? Here are some spots in and around Austin offering holiday specials. Asterisk is for take-out options; plus sign indicates critic’s pick.

24 Diner. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5400,

Chinese restaurants open on Thanksgiving

1:24 pm Nov. 18, 2014

I called my 13 favorite Chinese restaurants in Austin to find out if they were open on Thanksgiving. Below are the ones who will be. Know of others, let me know in the comments. Looking