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

Bufalina Due adding lunch service

1:19 pm Nov. 2, 2016

One of Austin’s best restaurants is broadening its reach. Bufalina Due, the second iteration of Steven Dilley’s wildly popular East Austin pizza-centric restaurant will add lunch service starting this weekend. The restaurant will open

Olamaie launches new patio menu

12:16 pm Oct. 12, 2016

What’s more Southern than dining out on the porch? Refined Southern restaurant Olamaie is maximizing their space and taking advantage of the temperate weather to launch a new menu specifically for their back patio. The

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 - Olamaie restaurant, serving o'Boy fish sandwich, salad of late summer tomatoes, and  wagyu beef with carolina gold rice  
 in Austin, Tx.,  on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Olamaie’s chefs, Grae Nonas, 28, and Michael Fojtasek, 35, right, pose for a portrait out side of the restaurant.  (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Olamaie rolls out summer lunch prix fixe

11:13 am Jul. 7, 2016

Olamaie is attempting to stand out during the summer dining doldrums with a three-course lunch deal for $25. The meal will include a selection of courses like Gulf shrimp and sweet corn grits, grilled

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Alamo Drafthouse unveils new kids menu

1:53 pm Jun. 7, 2016

Summer blockbuster season is upon us, also known as “what-do-I-do-to-keep-my-kids-occupied-for-the-next-three-months” season. The

How do kids feels about the new menu? Well, it is the Drafthouse, so there was a video made …

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Menu changes: Qui returns to a la carte offerings

12:48 pm Apr. 18, 2016

When Qui opened in 2013 the restaurant from chef Paul Qui featured an a la carte menu, with offerings such as dinuguan, chawanmushi and rabbit seven ways. The restaurant later abandoned that menu for a