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Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic

Matthew Odam is the restaurant critic and a features writer at the Austin American-Statesman. The Austin native and sixth-generation Texan has worked for the Statesman since 2007. His favorite foods are sushi, hamburgers, Southeast Asian and Italian cuisine. Oh, and Mexican. And, sandwiches. You get the point.    When not writing or eating, the dog lover can be found enjoying many of the things that make Austin great: Barton Springs pool, live music, Lady Bird Lake, BookPeople, the Alamo Drafthouse and Violet Crown Cinema, municipal golf courses and the nearby Hill Country.

Latest from Matthew Odam

Fonda San Miguel chef shaped Austin’s food scene
 Chef Miguel Ravago, one of the early leaders of the Austin culinary scene and a founder of seminal interior Mexican restaurant Fonda San Miguel, died Saturday, according to friends. He was 72. Fonda San Miguel helped shift the way Austinites understood their neighbor to the south, and before the ubiquity of celebrity chefs on television,...

Posted: a day ago

Chef Miguel Ravago, one of the early leaders of the Austin culinary scene and a founder of seminal interior Mexican restaurant Fonda San Miguel, died Saturday, according to friends. He was 72. Fonda San Miguel helped shift the way Austinites understood their neighbor to the south, and before the ubiquity of celebrity chefs on television,...
Fonda San Miguel chef and co-founder Miguel Ravago has died
 Miguel Ravago, chef of Fonda San Miguel, with a welcoming smile at the well-known front doors of the restaurant. American-Statesman 2003  One of the early leaders of the Austin culinary scene and a founder of seminal interior Mexican restaurant Fonda San Miguel, chef Miguel Ravago has died, according to friends of the chef. He was 72. The...

Posted: a day ago

Miguel Ravago, chef of Fonda San Miguel, with a welcoming smile at the well-known front doors of the restaurant. American-Statesman 2003 One of the early leaders of the Austin culinary scene and a founder of seminal interior Mexican restaurant Fonda San Miguel, chef Miguel Ravago has died, according to friends of the chef. He was 72. The...
Where to eat and drink in Port Aransas
 Trips to Port Aransas for me in the past used to mean stops in Lockhart for barbecue, maybe a classic Whataburger run in the chain’s home of Corpus Christi and then cooking and grilling at a rental property. OK, and beer. Lots of beer. But over the past couple of months I’ve realized there are more culinary offerings than one...

Posted: 2 days ago

Trips to Port Aransas for me in the past used to mean stops in Lockhart for barbecue, maybe a classic Whataburger run in the chain’s home of Corpus Christi and then cooking and grilling at a rental property. OK, and beer. Lots of beer. But over the past couple of months I’ve realized there are more culinary offerings than one...
Restaurant review: Bonhomie
My fiancee stole a cursory glance at the Bonhomie menu and then surveyed the minimalist space from our seats at the end of the open kitchen.

Posted: 3 days ago

My fiancee stole a cursory glance at the Bonhomie menu and then surveyed the minimalist space from our seats at the end of the open kitchen.
Bonhomie weaves French and American influences and makes it look easy
 My fiancee stole a cursory glance at the Bonhomie menu and then surveyed the minimalist space from our seats at the end of the open kitchen. “What exactly is the concept again?” she asked. I’d tossed her a few adjectives to describe the restaurant earlier in the week, but if you live with me, I probably start to sound like...

Posted: 4 days ago

My fiancee stole a cursory glance at the Bonhomie menu and then surveyed the minimalist space from our seats at the end of the open kitchen. “What exactly is the concept again?” she asked. I’d tossed her a few adjectives to describe the restaurant earlier in the week, but if you live with me, I probably start to sound like...
Texas classic has new look as revamped Stagecoach Inn opens in Salado
 A Texas classic has a new look. The Stagecoach Inn in Salado reopened last week following a yearlong renovation from developers Clark Lyda, Austin Pfiester and David Hays and Austin-based La Corsha Hospitality Group (Mattie’s at Green Pastures, Second Bar + Kitchen). Executive chef Justin Holler heads the kitchen, which promises to...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Texas classic has a new look. The Stagecoach Inn in Salado reopened last week following a yearlong renovation from developers Clark Lyda, Austin Pfiester and David Hays and Austin-based La Corsha Hospitality Group (Mattie’s at Green Pastures, Second Bar + Kitchen). Executive chef Justin Holler heads the kitchen, which promises to...