Matthew Odam, Austin 360

Matthew Odam

Austin 360

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • Austin 360
  • Austin American-Statesman
Past:
  • ReporterNews
  • El Paso Times
  • SouthCoastToday
  • KIRO 7
  • WPXI
  • ActionNewsJax

Recent articles by Matthew:

Texas French Bread to roll out a trailer in garden space next to bakery

Texas French Bread is planning to get baked goods directly into customers’ hands in a very familiar setting. → Read More

Austin's big night at Beard awards: Edgar Rico, De la Vega and newcomer Bailey all winners

Dai Due chef-owner Jesse Griffiths won a James Beard book award. Edgar Rico won emerging chef and Iliana de la Vega won best chef in Texas. → Read More

Bufalina is coming back with a new East Austin location and Grae Nonas as executive chef

Popular pizzeria Bufalina will open a new location on East Cesar Chavez Street that will be overseen by chef Grae Nonas, formerly of Olamaie. → Read More

Barley Swine and Tatsu-Ya veteran chef brought on to elevate APT 115 into a restaurant

Chef Charles Zhuo, previously of Barley Swine and Jose Andres' famed Minibar, is now creating a local and seasonal tasting menu at APT 115. → Read More

Troubadour Festival bringing together some of the best barbecue in Texas and country music

The Troubadour Festival is pairing two beloved Texas institutions – country music and barbecue – for an all-day throwdown on June 4 in Georgetown. → Read More

Austin restaurants donating portion of sales Thursday to Uvalde shooting relief efforts

Two big hospitality and restaurant groups in Austin have announced they will contribute money to relief efforts in Uvalde. → Read More

Austin restaurants donating portion of sales Thursday to Uvalde shooting relief efforts

Two big hospitality and restaurant groups in Austin have announced they will contribute money to relief efforts in Uvalde. → Read More

Exclusive: Steve McHugh, one of San Antonio’s best chefs, opening first restaurant in Austin

With his new restaurant, Luminaire in Austin, 6-time James Beard nominee Steve McHugh makes his first foray as a restaurateur outside of San Antonio. → Read More

McGuire Moorman Lambert opens Lou's on Barton Springs Road in old Austin Java spot

The family-friendly spot was Ski Shores Cafe and earlier Austin Java. Among Lou's offerings: breakfast tacos, burgers, rotisserie chicken, soft serve. → Read More

Legendary Mexican restaurant Fonda San Miguel introduces new chefs and plant-based menu

Late last year, Tom Gilliland hired chefs Carlos Monroy and Blanca Zesati to continue Miguel Ravago’s legacy at Fonda San Miguel. → Read More

Former Houston chef brings creative comfort to Hill Country with Hildee's Texas Dine-Inn

The modern but rustic space at Hildee’s is divided between indoor and outdoor areas just a stone’s throw from Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley. → Read More

Austin newcomer finalist for best chef in America; three others named Beard finalists

James Beard Foundation names three Austin chefs as finalists for awards; Mashama Bailey, who recently opened two restaurants in Austin, also honored. → Read More

Perry's opening Central Austin location of its Carve American Grille

Carve will open in the new Grove development just south of 45th Street and Bull Creek Road later this year. → Read More

Yes, Cedar Park now has its very own Via 313

Via 313 opened its first suburban Austin location this week at 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park. → Read More

Austin sends something to California: Uchi opening a location in Los Angeles

Austin-based Hai Hospitality announced Monday that it would open a location in Los Angeles in 2023. → Read More

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's taco and French toast food truck rolls into Austin

The Rock's food truck Mana Mobile is in Austin and will be parked here all weekend. → Read More

A new taste is in town for SXSW this year: Hot Tacos food truck

The women who have run one of Austin’s most successful food trucks for almost 15 years have created a new concept. → Read More

Lucy's Fried Chicken on Burnet Road closing permanently; SoCo location still hosting SXSW

Veteran Austin chef James Holmes said his inability to hire for daily staffing has led him to close Lucy's Fried Chicken on Burnet Road after 9 years. → Read More

Exclusive: One of South Austin's best food trailers is closing, but its spirit lives on

Luke Bibby will close his popular Luke’s Inside Out trailer Sunday, bringing to close an 11-year run for the little fire engine red trailer. → Read More

Hot Luck returns to Austin in May after two years off, and it's bringing a pizza party

Aaron Franklin hasn’t seen many of his best culinary pals since the pandemic began in 2020. That will end this spring. → Read More