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

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

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

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 …

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

New on the menu: Counter357 bar now serving a la carte items

11:39 am Jun. 11, 2015

Fixed-menu fine dining restaurant Counter 357 has a lovely bar space that occupies the front of the restaurant’s space at 315 Congress Ave. Separated from the dining room by a sliding door, I feel the bar area has been a nice overlooked space for wine and beer downtown. Counter 357 added to the appeal of the space today by adding a few bar bites to its existing bar offerings of