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

Easy Tiger has split from the ELM Restaurant Group

11:20 am Feb. 22, 2018

One of the more active restaurant groups of the past decade in Austin has decided to amicably split.

ELM Restaurant Group co-founder Bob Gillett has left the group to focus all of his attention on bakery,

Downtown hot dog restaurant Frank closed over unpaid taxes

12:54 pm Feb. 1, 2018

The flagship location of specialty hot dog restaurant Frank (407 Colorado St.) has temporarily shuttered following a seizure Feb. 1 by the Texas Comptroller’s Office that was a result of unpaid taxes.

Frank owners say that

Co-founder of the Salt Lick dies at the age of 104

9:02 am Jan. 22, 2018

Hisako Tsuchiyama Roberts, the co-founder of the Salt Lick in Driftwood, one of the most famous restaurants in Texas, died Thursday in Austin. She was 104.

A native of Lihue, Kauai, the child of Japanese parents