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

Taco Tuesday: El Primo on South First Street

12:26 pm Jul. 10, 2018

Much has changed over the years on South First Street. But one thing that has remained consistent on the South Austin artery for the past 13 years is the consistently great service and tacos coming

Taco Tuesday: Taco Ranch from P. Terry’s

11:42 am Jun. 26, 2018

Patrick Terry helped revolutionize the way Austinites think about fast food when he opened P. Terry’s on South Lamar Boulevard in 2004. He took aim at a type of food that had rightfully earned a

Taco Tuesday: Mi Trailita on Manor Road

11:17 am Jun. 19, 2018

One of many reasons I still love changing Austin: I can still easily discover a great taco truck that’s been hiding in plain sight for years. Mi Trailita is located on the part of Manor

Taco Tuesday: Dos Batos in North Austin

12:39 pm Jun. 5, 2018

Cords of wood serve as a rustic wainscoting (woodscoting?) on the walls that ring this otherwise sleek spot in the Northcross Mall complex. They’re actually not full logs, but the message is clear: They grill

Taco Tuesday: Smoked gouda on a taco?!

12:43 pm May. 17, 2016

I dig cheese. I could eat a wheel of it for breakfast, follow that with a salad at lunch and come back for more cheese at dinner. So, you’d think that this steak, egg and