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

Restaurants scheduled to open in Austin in 2018

10:20 am Jan. 2, 2018

The Austin restaurant scene has had a wobbly couple of years. But this one was better than last year, and I expect next year to be even better.

Some of my favorite trailers (Valentina’s Tex-Mex and

California-based Pokeatery opening location at Mueller

1:31 pm Nov. 14, 2017

The poke scene in Austin is about to get a little more crowded. California-based

The menu features customizable poke boxes, pokecado toast, rice noodles-based bowls, and beer floats made with Hawaiian beer and Dole