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

El Chipirón rolling out more substantial pinchos menu

12:00 pm May. 16, 2018

Building on the success of its two-day Festival de Pinchos event last month, Spanish restaurant

Beginning Friday, chef Pablo Gomez’s South Lamar restaurant will serve a menu of pinchos Wednesday-Saturday nights that includes deconstructed Spanish

Changes coming to the Hopdoddy menu

11:01 am May. 7, 2018

Popular upmarket burger restaurant Hopdoddy is making some changes to the menu at all its locations. In addition to the regular roster of burgers, beginning tomorrow, diners will also find a “shareables” section that

Ramen Tatsu-Ya introduces special crawfish ramen

12:19 pm Apr. 2, 2018

The owners of Ramen Tatsu-Ya have shown they know how to mash up Central Texas and Japan with their Kemuri Tatsu-Ya smokehouse; now they are showing off their mixing skills by twisting Southeast Texas and