Restaurant critic & travel writer @Statesman @Austin360. Austin-born, Houston-raised. Email modam@statesman.com IG: @matthewodam
RT @odam: .@HotLuckFest announces lineup, which includes a slew of star chefs (@davidchang @alexstupak @tysoncole @cshepherd13), great musi…
I can’t wait to be back in the great city of Austin. Shoutout to the old-school fans. RT @FiestaFlores: I booked a show for one of my favorite comedians/actors. 2018 is so lit. More details coming soon.
Eat out and eat local. Start here austin360.com/eats RT @brianjstubbs: Quarterly reminder #Austin, independent creative restaurants need your support. Accolades are nice but your presence is highest praise. Go to your favorite places, they need you to show up.
Into it RT @leslieRshaffer: @odam been meaning to point you to this gem. you will dig: instagram.com/badbitchburger…
Fried chicken biscuits, churros with #queso, coffee, cocktails, s'mores cake and more ... check out the menu for @BetterHalfBar, the new all-day cafe from @TheBrewAndBrew that opens to the public next week. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/22/che… https://t.co/6pv7IcNjJr
RT @pamelacolloff: For 10 years, @mikehalltexas has chased down a story so ugly that no one wanted to look at it. He forced prosecutors & C…
RT @erinleecarr: Wait a second, @GayleKing and I are MENTIONED ON THE SAME LIST?? Come hear us talk at @sxsw as featured speakers. #ingoodc…
RT @thismaya: If you need me, I’ll be here. In my stretchy yoga pants. mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
My latest review: the comfort and complexity of Charm Korean BBQ, my favorite #Korean restaurant in Austin. mystatesman.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/GdezrOg6gO
Well, well, well ... look who we ran into at the @hotluckfest launch. rambleraustin sizzles more… instagram.com/p/BfekCBMF1iC/
@HotLuckFest announces lineup, which includes a slew of star chefs (@davidchang @alexstupak @tysoncole @cshepherd13), great musical acts (@galacticfunk @okkervilriver & @PBwolf ) and unique programming. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/21/sta… https://t.co/pNf0x4ABz1
My chosen method of mitigating/attempting to mitigate my unhealthy diet. Would probably require a crane to get me out of bed without them. twitter.com/austin360/stat…
RT @broylesa: It’s an exciting time for cookbooks coming out of Austin! @paula_forbes and @jesspryles are releasing these beauties in comin…
@momofuku empire builder, @beardfoundation winner & host of @MindOfAChef, the great @davidchang is one of about 50 chefs participating in this year's @HotLuckFest. The full list and schedule of food/music events will be released at 4 p.m. today. https://t.co/SsnL59wEba
I have absolutely no idea how you do your job, @BBQsnob. A few weeks back on the smoked meats trail and I am fading fast. #bbq
I am guessing it is a good day for short barbecue lines, Austin.
This dish rules. RT @cshepherd13: There is something soothing about eating something so familiar. Bolognese is a classic,… instagram.com/p/BfbkQ2NBLU4/
Any insight as to why this is, @HousefromDC? RT @odam: Washington D.C. seems to have a disproportionate number of restaurants that don't take dinner reservations.
Also, a pain in the ass. Which, for D.C., seems to be pretty on brand. But, yes, dumbfounding and annoying. RT @brettmartin: @odam It's a mystery.
Washington D.C. seems to have a disproportionate number of restaurants that don't take dinner reservations.
@BravoTopChef season 10 winner @KristenLKish will be the executive chef at the centerpiece restaurant of @thelinehotel ATX opening this spring. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/20/exc… https://t.co/xrtNxJvekC
 
We stayed at @thelinehotel in LA, where Roy Choi, AKA @RidingShotgunLA handles the food, and it was great. The buttermilk pancakes and rice porridge we got from room service there were on point. The Line hotel itself was super hip, excited to see what the ATX will be like.
@TexasMonthly says two of the ten best new restaurants in the state are in Austin. (And another two got honorable mention.) dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/19/two… https://t.co/i1DIOJJRJf
RT @Eater: Theodore Rex in Houston is one of America's most exciting new restaurants bit.ly/2szlF9Y https://t.co/RrnmQ1owe0
I’d say you’ve earned all the tacos. Congrats. RT @raphael_brion: Tacos (@ Dai Due Taqueria in Austin, TX) swarmapp.com/c/7UhOGt3SA3h
god bless Steve Wertheimer. @ The Continental Club Gallery instagram.com/p/BfU-RGVF-FC/
RT @JoshundaSanders: We just had the scariest moment running for our lives out of Southcenter in the Seattle area trying to see Black Panth…
RT @JoshundaSanders: We definitely smelled smoke. I don’t want to start rumors but good grief. We’re going to try and leave and calm our ne…
the best thing is reading some of @jpdabrams book and then watching episodes looking for stuff that was talked about https://t.co/Fw2xOdEdm7
 
True or false: the most (only?) distracting and false note in #TheWire is hearing Aidan Gillen’s Irish brogue creep into his inflamed lines as Tommy Carcetti?
My best man’s man is making these @basikcandle candles with coconut wax, and their scents are… instagram.com/p/BfUIjkCF_El/
Last day to eat at Ruby’s BBQ. Farewell to a 30-year institution. ow.ly/U6qH30iqLoo
Reliving our honeymoon (kind of) by watching the Bangkok episode of @PhilRosenthal’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” #netflixandphil
Reliving our honeymoon (kind of) by watching the Bangkok episode of @PhilRosenthal’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” We should have taken Phil with us. #netflixandphil
Just holler if you need restaurant tips, @spencercronk. And holler @MayorAdler for Twitter tips. twitter.com/statesman/stat…
“In ‘Black Panther,’ Coogler & company have made a superhero picture that’s twice as good, twice as smart, twice as fun to look at as any before it. May they get twice the credit and twice the box office.” @joegross on #BlackPanther atxne.ws/2EEg1rY https://t.co/27aiYsFbcJ
Our social networks are strong. Our social fabric is not.
Wonder if this will mean lower processing/delivery fees eventually RT @gdinges: BREAKING: Grocer H-E-B buying Austin-based delivery service Favor statesman.com/business/exclu… https://t.co/RNtk9e8u2w
Read this @joegross review RT @statesman: Listen up, y'all. #BlackPanther is here, and it's awesome. atxne.ws/2EEg1rY https://t.co/27aiYsFbcJ
Guess who just got her fifth @beardfoundation nomination. This Austin pastry chef. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/15/fou… https://t.co/jdaOCZz1bf
Four Austin chefs earn @beardfoundation semifinalist nods; one restaurant tabbed as potential best new restaurants; and one brewery honored. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/15/fou… https://t.co/V77mfWk6ix
RT @greenfield64: In the rest of the world, there have been 18 school shootings in the last twenty years. In the U.S., there have been 18 s…
RT @BainesCc: @odam Yes! I personally want to shoutout to my Chef and loving husband. See you in the morning babe. facebook.com/corey.baines.1…
Shoutout to all the cooks, chefs, bussers, servers, runners, bartenders, barbacks, hosts, managers and other service industry professionals dealing with one of the most hectic and demanding nights of the year. Respect.
Bay Area and Portland legend @BillWalton is calling the Warriors-Blazers game on @espn. Happy Valentine’s Day to me. #longstrangecolorcommentary
Last-minute Valentine’s Day planner? Just walked by @LukesInsideOut trailer on S. Lamar, and they’re serving angel hair pasta and prosciutto-wrapped fried shrimp with avo-miso aioli, lobster risotto, beef tenderloin & flourless chocolate torte for $35pp. And the weather held up. https://t.co/N6e7u3GrDo
Who says Old Austin is dead? The founders of @EsthersFollies (and Liberty Lunch) have re-acquired @TheTavernATX after four decades. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/14/fou… https://t.co/G3PdpM1kz9
I love it when a plan comes together. RT @EvilMopacATX: @brianperkinstx @odam So it went off as planned. Tnx, gents.
In other words: pay no attention to polls because the election process is broken/rigged. What a hopeful time. RT @sadair20: Just FYI cnn.com/2018/02/13/pol…
The MoPac Express Lane from downtown to Parmer Lane at 5pm cost $5.05 and was at a standstill.
RT @gdinges: Statesman Alert: EXCLUSIVE: Whole Foods 365 planned for Plaza Saltillo atxne.ws/2EYhyGM
RT @asherprice: Remembering Ruby’s: Barbecue was family tradition, link to old Austin mystatesman.com/entertainment/… #ATX @odam @atxfoodblogs
RT @ruthreichl: An avocado you eat like an apple: peel and all. Rich. Soft. Almost creamy. It’s called Mexicola. https://t.co/Z7wN2XQjPc
RT @BrettEats: I'm halfway through reading. It's super cool. twitter.com/lucchesi/statu…
When you walk in and tell them you don’t need a menu and they just assume you want the lomito… instagram.com/p/BfG9vnEFjex/
RT @thismaya: @odam @tacoranchatx @pterrys @UTAustin DO YOU MEAN P. TACOS?
@tacoranchatx from @PTerrys will open in the former Taco Cabana on MLK Blvd. by the @UTAustin campus. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/12/tac… https://t.co/aMejMzZf32
My sources are telling me @epicerie_austin, which would make total sense. RT @Jason_Long: Best Beignets in Austin @odam? #mardigras
Not had any here that I can recall. Likely best bet would be anything chef Amanda Rockman over at New Waterloo could whip up RT @Jason_Long: Best Beignets in Austin @odam? #mardigras
Happy 12th birthday to the homies @UhhYeahDude. What an accomplishment, what a mess.
Tip your housekeepers. RT @nytimestravel: The tip doesn’t have to be big. But fewer than a third of hotel guests leave any money for the housekeepers nyti.ms/2G31u70
RT @pang: @alisoncook @odam Advantages: * Focusing story on characters: the longtime maitre d', the owner still peeling potatoes daily * Wr…
RT @pang: @alisoncook @odam If you'll indulge me, writing about old restaurants is way more fun than writing about new restaurants https://…
RT @joscoffee: See you Sunday, red hot chili 🌶 people. Tasting tickets for our 12th annual Chili Cook-Off are $20/person and available onsi…
Great idea. Think I will “borrow” it RT @MKurlyandchik: This year we're balancing our Best New Restaurants coverage with a new award celebrating longevity. Introducing the first-ever Restaurant of the Year Classic: freep.com/story/entertai… @freep @Chevy_IntheD #freeproy2018
@McConaughey reads the @statesman, folks. You should, too. It’d be a lot cooler if you did. RT @CovertCuriosity: This is a real full-page ad in the Austin American-Statesman today. https://t.co/wmfDOUql2Z
Come on out, folks! RT @joscoffee: See you Sunday, red hot chili 🌶 people. Tasting tickets for our 12th annual Chili Cook-Off are $20/person and available onsite at Jo’s starting at Noon on 2/11. 📷:@alisonmarlborough #joshotcoffeegoodfood #josrecommends https://t.co/v9veSbxSBZ
Damn, and I thought my subtweet was a little mean. 1.5? RT @jpena72: @odam Two?
@dmorey is having the best year ever. RT @wojespn: Joe Johnson has committed to signing with Houston once his buyout is complete with Sacramento, league sources tell ESPN.
RT @ktumulty: On Page 1, the @washingtonpost reports that the president doesn’t read his daily intel brief. On Page 4, it reports that his…
RT @mental_floss: The Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships are held in Finland. A recent winner said he prepared for the event by "mai…
Thinking, “Sure hope the wife heads out for drinks soon so I can stretch out on the couch and watch 🥌.” Party animal. Also, FYI: tons of #Olympics coverage, live and taped, on the NBC Sports app on AppleTV
See you Sunday, red hot chili 🌶 people. Tasting tickets for our 12th annual Chili Cook-Off are $20/person and avail… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
Congrats to @contigoaustin for their win @joscoffee chili contest this afternoon. Back-to-back titles for the Mueller-area restaurant. And thanks to all who cooked, served and showed up to eat and raise money for @urbanrootsatx.
I'm no expert on Houston, but it's the best I've had there, as well. twitter.com/espax/status/9…
I love Ray’s RT @kfeser: Ray's Real Pit BBQ Shack to get new Third Ward location m.chron.com/business/bizfe… via @houstonchron
I like you, @jetblue, but: I feel like if you’re gonna do a solid for a sick/anxious passenger and taxi back to the gate to let her off of an already-delayed flight, you should probably hook up the remaining passengers with drink/snack-plate vouchers.
Octopus and bacon tostada. Damn good Mexican food claro.bk. They’re bringing a taste of Oaxaca… instagram.com/p/Be6kokrFTKI/
Medeski, Martin & Scofield (and Scherr & Frisell & Cline et al) playing everything from Ornette… instagram.com/p/Be5aZDpFlqF/
It’s a fine line sometimes between savory and dessert. And I am not complaining.… instagram.com/p/Be3e8JNFuFd/
Haters gonna hate. I’m just gonna finish this raspberry sugar cookie cronut filled with… instagram.com/p/Be3W7_xFBZB/
RT @samsanders: @BetoORourke Also, in this ep, we got @BetoORourke to share his pick for the best BBQ in Texas itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/its…
“Did you know there’s a ‘Little Orphan Annie’ pop-up?!” I just woke up half this plane laughing, @UhhYeahDude.
RT @TheFeed360: Correction: Yes, the Holy Rollers are still a Texas Roller Derby team atxne.ws/2E6p7tV
Proving the eternal comforting powers of Tex-Mex, despite the market tumbling today, @ChuysRestaurant is actually up 1.5%.
RT @TheFeed360: Mediterranean-inspired Auguste and Marcel takes over former Little, Barrel and Brown space atxne.ws/2EmSXO0
Sometimes I get the feeling you don’t read *all* of my stuff. RT @evanasmith: Wait: Nick Foles’ dad owns Hopdoddy?
Westlake High School can now claim two #SuperBowl MVPs. Impressive.
I didn’t think I could love my mother any more, then she rolls into Austin packing antoneshouston. instagram.com/p/Bey87VTlC1S/
All McGuire Moorman Hospitality restaurants (Lambert’s, Clark’s, Jeffrey’s, Perla’s, Josephine House, Elizabeth Street Cafe, June’s All Day & Pool Burger) are closed today in honor of the group’s late director of operations, Steven Allen Ridge. Thoughts are with his/their family.
Congrats! Also, just binged “Catastrophe.” Such amazing work by you and @sharonhorgan. twitter.com/robdelaney/sta…
Will I walk two miles to eat a bagel? Only time will tell.
So weird: LeBron James is a genius on the court but JV Machiavelli. #nba
“How to find the best high-end tequilas in a crowded category.” Step 1: Ask @bobby_heugel, who writes insightfully on the state of tequila in this article for @bloomberg @luxury bloomberg.com/news/features/…
The forthcoming Better Half pops up @TheBrewAndBrew today with pastrami sandwiches and craft cocktails. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/03/pas… https://t.co/cHzbRvNvBP
Probably the best meatloaf sandwich you’ll ever eat. Find out more in my review of… instagram.com/p/Bess1jgFXk1/
RT @JinATX: National security tool or Black Mirror episode? CBP to scan faces of people leaving Texas and driving over the Anzalduas Intern…
The game of musical chairs continues at Lamar Union, as two new concepts hang coming soon banners. dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/01/two… https://t.co/wPxiJ4AjCW
The woman-run Holy Roller puts the brunch mansplainer in his place. My review. mystatesman.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/ItDsyNrBMC
Congratulations, @billmccraven. My mother says that after 52 years of marriage, my dad is making their bed for the first time, thanks to your book. Well done, Admiral.
 
 
 
 
 
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