Matthew Odam, Austin American-Statesman

Matthew Odam

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

'People don’t want our pity. People want our respect': José Andrés shares worldview at SXSW

SXSW keynote speaker chef José Andrés has reached global superstar status for the work he’s done with his World Central Kitchen. → Read More

Exclusive: Le Bernardin veteran opening Bill’s Oyster downtown in April

A veteran of some of the finest restaurants in New York City is bringing a seafood restaurant and raw bar concept to downtown Austin. → Read More

World-class pizzamaker, top female chefs and BBQ masters headlining Franklin's Hot Luck

You won’t be able to swing a brisket without hitting a famous chef (or five) at Aaron Franklin’s fifth annual Hot Luck fest in late May. → Read More

Use our cheat sheet to decide where to eat in Austin during SXSW

Whether you're here for SXSW or a local, use our guide to find the tacos and barbecue for which Austin is famous and the hot new spot worthy trying. → Read More

Museum reckons with race in Austin while celebrating three exceptional Black chefs

Chefs Damien Brockway, Tavel Bristol-Joseph and Amanda Turner have taken unique paths to their positions as leaders in a town with few Black chefs. → Read More

James Beard Foundation names East Austin restaurant an 'American Classic'

Joe's Bakery in Austin joins Texas institutions Louie Mueller BBQ and Perini Ranch Steakhouse among the ranks of James Beard "American Classics." → Read More

Chef from Austin’s top Chinese restaurant opens new concept this weekend

The restaurant shares similar dim sum dishes with her downtown modernist restaurant Qi, which landed the 24th spot in our 2022 Austin360 Dining Guide. → Read More

Forced to move by condos, Genuine Joe Coffee House finds new life at a church

Genuine Joe Coffee House, which has served as a de facto community center for almost two decades, is closing, but finding new life at a nearby church. → Read More

These Austin restaurants are serving despite the icy weather Wednesday

The weather has led to countless restaurant closures across Austin on Wednesday, but some restaurants are still welcoming guests. → Read More

These Austin restaurants are closed Tuesday as icy weather rolls through Texas

Here are the Austin restaurants (and some high-profile food trucks) that are closed Tuesday because of winter weather and dangerous road conditions. → Read More

Daily Juice closes all Austin locations after 20 years in business

Daily Juice is permanently closing all of its Austin locations, effective this weekend, according to an email sent to customers Wednesday. → Read More

Fire damages Shoal Creek Saloon patio Tuesday; officials suspect arson

A fire damaged the waterfront deck of the Shoal Creek Saloon Tuesday morning, according to Tweets and videos from the Austin Fire Department. → Read More

Austin's best pizza trailer opening first brick-and-mortar Jan. 20

Sammataro has taken over the former 40 North space at 900 W. 10th St. near Lamar Boulevard. → Read More

Crestview hangout Violet Crown Clubhouse closing; wine bar coming in

A quaint retro dreamland in the heart of Crestview will go dark this weekend, when the Violet Crown Clubhouse hosts its last events. → Read More

Best places in Austin for healthy eating in 2023

It’s good to have a list to point you in a healthier direction when those hunger pangs hit. → Read More

Hopdoddy co-founders open taqueria Masa y Mas in South Austin

If you drove down South Lamar last weekend, you might have noticed a line outside what used to be Austin's Pizza. The reason? Tacos. → Read More

Owners of city's No. 1 restaurant opening pizza joint in East Austin

How do you follow up a year in which your restaurant was named best in the city? For the owners of L'Oca d'Oro, the answer is to open a pizza joint. → Read More

Comfort, storytelling and intimacy: What to expect from Austin restaurants in 2023

Austin chefs and restaurant owners think diners can expect both more comfort and exclusivity in 2023, as restaurants find their new normal. → Read More

Beloved vegan restaurant Counter Culture closing after a decade in Austin

Before there were cool breweries, sleek Italian restaurants and world-class barbecue spots on East Cesar Chavez Street, there was Counter Culture. → Read More

Texas French Bread reopens with trailer at its campus-area location

The beloved bakery is once again selling breakfast, lunch and baked goods on site at its Rio Grande Street location. → Read More