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

New Veggie Heaven will open in May

2:38 pm Apr. 24, 2017

Veggie lovers, the wait is almost over. Stacy Chen says she plans to open the new Veggie Heaven on May 3, as long as she can be fully staffed by then.

The restaurant is the continuation

Madam Mam’s leaving The Drag — but not going far

2:32 pm Apr. 12, 2017

On a stretch of Guadalupe Street where 10 years can feel like a lifetime for a restaurant, Madam Mam’s has been around for what feels like an eternity.

Chatfuang (“Mam”) Apisaksiri opened the restaurant in 2001