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

Casa de Luz co-founder Maryann Rose dies

5:51 pm Aug. 14, 2017

An explorer and visionary with a passion for community and wellness, Casa de Luz co-founder Maryann Rose died early Monday in Austin. She was 73.

A native of Dallas, Rose moved to Austin during its bohemian

Whip In sold to new ownership

8:40 am Aug. 3, 2017

A beloved South Austin food-and-beverage institution,  as well as  live music venue and generally sweet hang, Whip In has been purchased by new owners.

Amrit and Chandan Topiwala, who founded the Whip-In in 1986, have