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

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

Tacodeli opening first downtown Austin location

10:08 am May. 30, 2018

Almost 20 years after it opened its first location, Austin-based Tacodeli will open in downtown Austin for the first time. The restaurant from chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson will be located at 301

El Tacorrido opening in North Austin

1:18 pm Apr. 10, 2018

The El Tacorrido taqueria is expanding to North Austin with its fourth location. The building, which features a drive-thru, is under construction at the northeast corner of North Loop and Burnet Road.

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