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

Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

4:01 pm Dec. 7, 2017

Have yourself a merry little Christmas that doesn’t include working in the kitchen. While many restaurants around town will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (check websites of your favorites), below is a

BBQ in New York City

1:09 pm Sep. 16, 2017

We’re eating our way around the barbecue scene in New York City. Follow along on Instagram @matthewodam.

Executive chef Mike Conlon at Hometown Bar B Que in Red Hook, Brooklyn.