Restaurant critic & travel writer @Statesman @Austin360. Austin-born, Houston-raised. Email modam@statesman.com IG: @matthewodam
Important takeaway for the kids: *Always* take copious notes. Or, is it *never* take copious notes?
If you had, “I think we primarily discussed A$AP Rocky” on your Impeachment Bingo card, you’re winning this morning.
Epic. Congrats to @adrianmquesada and the whole crew. twitter.com/austin360/stat…
RT @samdolnick: 1619 didnt just get a book deal. 1619 will become a series of books, from kids to adult. The project continues in a giant w…
RT @odam: Emmer & Rye chef-partners announce December opening of their downtown live-fire restaurant, Hestia. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https…
New restaurant review: Fatty salmon with lemon miso and grated ginger @urokoaustin will likely remind you of the first time you fell in love with sushi. Read the review at link in bio. #sushi #omakase… instagram.com/p/B5Dx60OFg5B/…
RT @odam: One of the year's best one-day food events returns this weekend with Sunday's Wine & Swine, benefiting @ATXFoodWineAlly and featu…
RT @biannagolodryga: After Williams and Vindman give matching first hand accounts of the July 25th phone call, Nunes suddenly feels the nee…
Emmer & Rye chef-partners announce December opening of their downtown live-fire restaurant, Hestia. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/a05JiB4Prl
RT @lara_korte: Local reporters stay up until 4 A.M. writing stories about important school closures so you can be informed about the educa…
RT @mikiebarb: On today’s Daily: American corporations promised they would plow savings from Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut right back into…
RT @brettmartin: Do good, live in New Orleans. Win/win. twitter.com/clarkrizzio/st…
One of the year's best one-day food events returns this weekend with Sunday's Wine & Swine, benefiting @ATXFoodWineAlly and featuring food from @FNDaustin @jesterkingbeer @FranklinBbq @yuyoaustin @OlamaieAustin and many more. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/yeURTrHZwn
RT @piescarcega: I love it when I bump into a 30-year-old @jgold concert review in the @latimes archives. In this gem, Slick Rick descends…
The new(ish) recliners @drafthouse Slaughter are bananas. (Don’t worry, the previews haven’t started!) #donttalkdonttext https://t.co/eYBwK7dkL9
If you tweet or retweet 40 times before the sun even sets, you may not be well.
Looking for a #Texas #wine to enjoy with charcuterie and cheese? This pet nat from @WilliamChrisVin is a great call. https://t.co/Bb9uOynMyS
If you love great brews and views and chill vibes, get yourself to Roughhouse Brewing, just a few miles outside Wimberley. https://t.co/KKcFOZPlAm
RT @alweaver22: "Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) quickly whipped out his cell phone and began talking into it, even though his home screen wa…
Honest and raw, American roots music doesn’t get any better than what @RyanBingham is delivering to the world right now. Special night @ParamountAustin. https://t.co/xXjoVBNSXI
RT @nytimes: In this week’s Tech & Design issue, @NYTmag ponders the internet’s future at a time when that future has never felt more unset…
RT @jayrosen_nyu: Inbox from earlier today: "Hello, Professor Rosen. This is [major media reporter.] I’m writing to ask if you might be a…
I made a mistake with my @austin360 Dining Guide. @UrokoAustin should have been in the Top 25. Let me explain with my latest review. #sushi #omakase austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/OKPqXYe0L7
RT @nytimes: Breaking News: In dramatic new testimony, Bill Taylor, a top U.S. diplomat, said his aide was told President Trump cared more…
@esquire names Austin restaurant 10th on list of Best New Restaurants in America. #mexicanfood austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/tHM9bMQOkv
 
For more on Comedor, check out our review from last month: austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/ByU8bnjXuq
RT @BrettEats: This is worth the 60 seconds in takes the read twitter.com/KVanValkenburg…
RT @jswatz: This year's climate-change-boosted flood season told oyster fisherman Mitch Jurisich that oysters were in danger, because he co…
RT @BrettEats: The football story to beat this week, from @PKgourmet. A tailgate cook-off I'd love to attend: Kurdish-Nashville biryani vs…
New greens and irrigation system, pimento cheese sandwiches and famous @OlamaieAustin biscuits ... there are some improvements coming to 70 year-old Butler Pitch & Putt. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/tFGKaQsU9q
Justine’s or Épicerie (and Fabi & Rosi and Chez Nous on occasion). Happy birthday. twitter.com/mrsmeganolsen/…
RT @brettmartin: This is a story I've been wanting to read. twitter.com/NaomiStarkman/…
RT @EnswellJones: Two of my favourite colleagues, @TomJunod and @denisewills, worked together to make a story about one of my favourite str…
RT @ava: Adore you truly. Honored to support your vision on this beautiful story. Onward, Queen Kat! xo twitter.com/katcandler/sta… https://t.c…
#TheIrishman is slated to play @drafthouse Ritz and South Lamar for six days starting this Friday. I don't care how big your TV is, you probably wanna see this one on the big screen. drafthouse.com/austin/show/th… (209 minutes?! More like Irish coffee, amirite, @wnorris3?)
 
More like you can order an Irish coffee, amiright? 😏
 
Well, yeah, that was the idea.
There's a chance this season that either Kawhi Leonard or LeBron James becomes the first player to ever win the #NBA Finals MVP for three different franchises. (Now back to your regularly scheduled taco and barbecue Tweets.)
RT @thebryanpaulk: When you give up customizing your character on a video game. https://t.co/1syanhIWzp
RT @jaketapper: Reporter asks @LindseyGrahamSC if he plans on reading the released testimony transcripts. Graham: No. On the impeachment…
God bless the anonymous-for-now counter-service restaurant that let me enter my credit card number manually after leaving my wallet 30 minutes across town.
RT @BrettEats: I 2nd Pete's recommendation of this piece. To add to his nuance: Phyllis Richman was @washingtonpost's food critic for 23 ye…
RT @SeanFennessey: THE IRISHMAN is the most fun you can have in 3.5 hours while accepting that life is a long, painful accumulation of lies…
RT @JohnBridges: 10 years ago, I was in @statesman newsroom when word came of a shooting at #FortHood. We scrambled reporters and photograp…
RT @SeanFennessey: Here’s the Scorsese evangelizing for movies supercut I mentioned last week on the pod, via @JFrankensteiner. https://t.c…
First time I’ve come to @TexasMonthly #bbq fest without a friend. May have been a mistake. https://t.co/OeopTVDGuv
RT @IanMcNultyNOLA: Keep back. This is precious bread. @PoBoyFest getting ready to go on a gorgeous morning. If you don’t want to see lots…
RT @brettmartin: Never underestimate the value of superb local sherpas. twitter.com/jcreidtx/statu…
If you can name the restaurant from which this dish came and that restaurant's ranking in my recent dining guide, you could win a $50 gift card to an Austin restaurant. (Said restaurant employees are exempt.) austin360.com/eats #austin360eats https://t.co/aUNZjSdxXN
@brettmartin on @BloodBrosBBQ in @SmithsonianMag smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/t…
Very few writers can write in the same voice as that with which they speak as well as @webbeditor twitter.com/webbeditor/sta…
RT @alexburnsNYT: The outcome Facebook wants is pretty clear twitter.com/nytimes/status…
It just makes 2017 and the next one that much more special. Congrats to @HousefromDC and the other Nats fans. No clue how Hendrick hit that pitch out. https://t.co/ZZ1qQxpxDK
RT @BobJakubik: "...your fortress of sophisticated solitude for the evening." I love it! Thanks Matthew @odam ! @olsonkundig @comedortx…
Still thinking about the scallop crudo, octopus and pork chop @bonhomie_austin. Read my review via link in bio. 📸: @spillmanphoto for @statesman #mexicanfood #austin360eats @ Comedor instagram.com/p/B4QDvJ2lyYj/…
Still thinking about the scallop crudo and pork chop at Comedor. Here's my review of the modern Mexican restaurant in downtown #Austin. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/dIQY9BHupf
Lil pre-game music to get you pumped up for the #Astros tonight. #takeitback #worldseries #choppedandscrewed open.spotify.com/playlist/7Hacg…?
Update: Buffalo chicken quesadillas are in the lead. https://t.co/pmDRi93LlM
What my mom said. Geaux @ABREG_1! #takeitback #effcancer https://t.co/3FKc5kIZSt
RT @ChandrasPlate: People are diving into the schadenfreude of reading a critic's take-down, but this review is less about snark and more s…
That’s two votes for nachos, the other being Buffalo chicken style. twitter.com/d34f/status/11…
Dear @astros and Minute Maid Park (and @richardjustice @brianmctaggart @jakemkaplan): My friend had this incredible metal championship belt, featuring every Astros logo ever, made. Can he bring it into the park tonight? Cc: @RealJoshReddick reddit.com/r/Astros/comme…
 
Your “friend” has had a lot of extra time on his hands ever since the 2019 restaurant guide went to print.
RT @JohnBridges: Welcome to Think, Texas. Today, Michael Barnes took us to our new favorite destination with an introductory column to the…
If you watch the @astros game at one of the Lavaca Street Bars tonight, I recommend the ribeye tacos or shrimp po'boy from Turf N Surf. My stomach may be too uneasy for food, though, TBH.
RT @paulaforbes: @odam posse east had sound on on sunday
Was told IRL that the sound will be ON at Lavaca Street South Lamar for the Astros. Also worth checking out: Cover 3, Shoal Creek Saloon and The Tavern. twitter.com/odam/status/11…
RT @ppisters: Thank you to @astros shortstop @TeamCJCorrea for stopping by @MDAndersonNews on your day off during the World Series to visit…
RT @webbeditor: If @wavesmovie is anything, it's a big ol' mood ring. @austin360's review from #AFF26 austin360.com/entertainment/…
RT @WesleyLowery: deadspin deserved better than this
Hey, @LavacaStreet South Lamar: Sound ON for @astros tonight, yes? Thanks! #takeitback
RT @SamSifton: Peter Luger is neither rare nor well done. @Pete_Wells brings out the steak knife for this week's review. https://t.co/LeMbW…
RT @soulphoodie: A Nashville Hot Mess: When Culinary Appropriation Gets Absurd bit.ly/2JuG99X via @SoulPhoodie @soulfoodscholar ht…
I take it @TheeChad won't be pitching to @evanasmith anytime soon. #wilco medium.com/noises-and-sig…
RT @JinATX: Texas faces the “most extreme heat danger” in the country, according to the nonprofit @ClimateCentral’s review of policies in 5…
RT @HouCounterplot: So, @astros, how many retweets do we need to get @LMcCullers43 to throw out the first pitch in Game 6? #TakeItBack
RT @KristyT: Thought Walgreens started selling babies. twitter.com/erinruberry/st…
RT @pdorsey: Editorial: No Texan should die over an unpaid utility bill. Lawmakers can fix this. statesman.com/opinion/201910…
I genuinely love Jose Altuve. #27 #TakeItBack twitter.com/juliamorales/s…
RT @NPR: The series is tied 2-2. Now to Game 5. n.pr/2WgmH5T
RT @mooseoutfront: Alex Bregman literally poured it on with that grand slam. It started raining precisely when he crossed home plate. Then…
I would like to amend this list and add Biderman’s Deli on 8th Street just east of Congress Avenue. twitter.com/austin360/stat… https://t.co/pOip93MuMw
McGuire Moorman Hospitality bringing red-sauce Italian to former Hut's Hamburgers space and opening a sushi restaurant on South Congress Avenue. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/a57psqA3oL
Podcast: I talk fish sauce, football and more with @cshepherd13, who is presenting his new book, "Cook Like a Local," Sunday @texasbookfest austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/bpf7Np2twl
I recommend the lamb chops at new Asian fusion restaurant 1618. austin360.com/entertainmentl…
RT @JDiamond1: Confirmed by @Nationals: Trump not scheduled to throw out the first pitch if there's a Game 5 of the World Series. Instead,…
RT @brettmartin: Congrats to Texas warriors, @alisoncook and @odam, whose massive Top 100 lists came out this week. I do this for a living…
Nobody knows Houston dining like my friend and inspiration @alisoncook. If you’re ever in Houston, you have to keep this site bookmarked. projects.houstonchronicle.com/top100/#/
My annual dining guide with the Top 50 restaurants is out, featuring @olamaieaustin at number 1. Dig in to find the best comfort, Chinese, barbecue, Thai, sushi and more at austin360.com/eats or via link in bio. 📸… instagram.com/p/B4AuvPYFcfD/…
RT @BBQsnob: Nashville Hot Brisket, folks. When corporate America can’t figure out which of our beloved cuisines to desecrate. h/t @TheSmok…
And today's winner for most wrong-minded, apathetic customer service goes to .... @UberEats. Take a bow.
Are you surprised at my tears, sir? Strong men also cry. Strong. Men. Also. Cry. #takeitback
RT @odam: Not a @statesman subscriber & want a copy of the 80-page magazine style @austin360 Dining Guide (great for non-small screen-incli…
RT @techedges: I liked that my fav dish at polvos got a shout out “You see it in the trademark salsa bar, the ruddy fajitas al guajillo...”…
Talking food and things with @DudleyandBob #austin360eats https://t.co/ln04182LT1
Tune into @KLBJ937 tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. to hear me talk tacos, foie gras, maybe Whataburger and more with @MattBearden @DaleDudley & @BobFonseca on the @DudleyandBob show. #austin360eats apps.statesman.com/austin360/eats…
RT @ErinHogan: Great question... I’m a huge fan of Doc’s Backyard. @eatdrinkdocs Always packed with #Astros fans plus indoor and outdoor o…
 
 
 
 
 
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