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

Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

4:01 pm Dec. 7, 2017

Have yourself a merry little Christmas that doesn’t include working in the kitchen. While many restaurants around town will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (check websites of your favorites), below is a

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,