Restaurant critic and reporter @Statesman @Austin360. Email modam@statesman.com IG: @matthewodam
RT @courtesywave: If you missed it earlier on @TheHornATX, I moderated the SHIRTS & SKINS ROUNDTABLE: AUSTIN DINING, w/ the @statesman's @o…
RT @zachdespart: 🚨🚨🚨 #Houston area now has 1,087 hospitalized #coronavirus patients, a higher figure than at any point in the pandemic. - 9…
RT @DanRather: So much news today, but don't overlook the voting debacle happening right now in Georgia. This is a dire wakeup call for Nov…
RT @davidmcswane: Heard @CNN say it obtained records & video detailing the harrowing death of Javier Ambler. No mention that local reporter…
RT @dhiott: Nat’l media should be amplifying local news orgs like @statesman and @KVUE that did this work, not skimming content without cre…
RT @courtesywave: On today's Shirts & Skins... @josephcook89 cohosts from 12-1. From 1-2, I'm hosting a "Food in Austin" roundtable w/ @s…
RT @mimiswartz: Opinion: Armed intimidation has no place in political discourse - Opinion - Austin American-Statesman - Austin, https://t.…
RT @pdorsey: Investigators say Chody and “Live PD” producers have repeatedly stonewalled their efforts to obtain evidence or interviews wit…
The city's #2 restaurant that past two years has closed indefinitely, but has plans to come back in some form or fashion. austin360.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/XiyG36Cnhk
RT @bryancurtis: “The idea that this is a progressive city is just a liberal fantasy.” washingtonpost.com/national/in-li…
RT @emblizario: "The cops in Austin who stood by last weekend as their fellow officers recklessly fired beanbag ammunition into crowds of u…
RT @kh: Undocumented Restaurant Workers Have Held the Industry Together. Now They Stand to Lose the Most by @estarLA for @civileats: https:…
RT @malachybrowne: David “YaYa” McAtee, a popular Louisville BBQ owner, was killed by law enforcement on Monday. He was shot within 2 minut…
RT @bgrumet: A pernicious silence is what ails @Austin_Police, and it is what our city must fix, @statesman editorial board writes: https:…
RT @samswey: I’ve seen some questions about #8cantwait and the data so I want to clarify the research and intention behind the campaign. He…
RT @peterbakernyt: Trump just stands in front of the church and holds up a bible while posing for photos. He does not even go inside for a…
RT @jonkarl: The President said today he is "an ally of all peaceful protesters" As he was speaking, military police were dispatched to th…
RT @COTimesRecorder: Incredible scene at Colorado’s Capitol right now. Thousands of protesters are lying face down with their hands behind…
RT @WagsPhoto: A man douses his eyes with water after an Austin police officer, right, sprayed him with pepper spray. Hundreds of protestor…
RT @djacoby: “I wish America loved black people as much as they love black culture” a powerful phrase from @jalenrose #icantbreathe https:/…
RT @TamaleHouseEast: We are open for takeout, delivery via Favor & garden dine-in Thursday-Sunday. Here is the link to order. https://t.co/…
RT @nicolecobler: New proclamation from @GovAbbott allows reopening of water parks on Friday with 25% occupancy. Also: -Rec sport programs…
I definitely cried during The Work. (The 2017 @sxsw award winning doc is available to rent on Amazon, YouTube, et.) twitter.com/williambgoss/s…
Mediterranean-inspired lunch from @lenoiratx. Providing the delicious comfort we needed on this day. #austin360eats #austin360takeout #takeouttreasures https://t.co/uBC1xpZApE
RT @evanleroy: New blog up “The coronavirus pandemic will lead to a stronger, more resilient restaurant industry if we want it” by Evan LeR…
RT @Zachary: The Trump administration released long-awaited rules on how government-backed small business loans can be forgiven, but they f…
RT @Katie_Statesman: People are here at the Capitol to call on Gov. Abbott and the Board of Pardons and Paroles to expedite the release of…
The smoked bavette bowl is my favorite dish @loroaustin. And it travels well. #austin360takeout https://t.co/CPU6ID8X0T
Know three people who have tested positive in the last few days. Feeling a little sketch.
RT @nicktheandersen: i will share literally ANY story about how tg* fr*days was originally a groundbreaking upper east side singles bar htt…
RT @brettmartin: I wrote about recreating one of my favorite restaurant dishes of the year—Comedor's bone marrow tacos—at home. https://t.c…
Just devoured takeout suadero and pollo quesadillas, guacamole, esquites and tres leches from @suerteatx. So good I cried. No pictures (of the food or me crying).
Juniper chef Nic Yanes is opening Verbena on West Sixth Street this July. austin360.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/RG7noOLWbS
Went to my last @GratefulDead show 25 years ago today. Jack Straw, West L.A. Fadeaway, Ramble on Rose, Eyes of the World, The Other One. Epic. And just 24 hours after @marioelie1’s Kiss of Death eliminated Barkley & the Suns. One of greatest weekends of my life. A lifetime ago. twitter.com/gratefuldeadsu…
RT @MarkMazzettiNYT: “The odd thing about reporting on the coronavirus is that the nonexperts are supremely confident in their predictions,…
RT @davidchang: We chat with @benleventhal founder of resy to discuss changes to the hospitality industry and how we need to keep mistakes…
RT @tigermountainbk: I miss it, man.
Looking for takeout options in Austin? My first two Takeout Treasures are @LeRoyandLewis and @kyotensushiko. twitter.com/austin360/stat…
RT @alisoncook: Take a look at the safety standards that will apply when Georgia James and One Fifth reopen at 50% on Friday. They are conf…
RT @KevinOConnorNBA: Sources: Downtown Houston is being weighed as a potential neutral site location to host NBA games. Disney and Las Vega…
RT @KevinOConnorNBA: Sources: The NBA is researching the use of a sampling procedure called group testing, which aims to examine a large nu…
RT @kristenhare: In the process of reporting on layoffs, I’ve gotten pretty regular tips about newsroom closures. I started collecting them…
Live-streaming the Collin Shook Trio (aka Monk’s at home) live from a socially distanced living room in Austin. 🔥 youtu.be/OHeIXVv0s7Y
Coronavirus in Austin: @hopdoddy on South Congress Avenue has temporarily closed following two staff members testing positive for the coronavirus. austin360.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/Xm3beRNe5y
RT @ariauber: "The cocktail bar experience ... is meant to be packed with people shoulder to shoulder. It’s at its best when it’s full and…
I like a patio guest who shows up loaded for bear https://t.co/81exy8BmXg
“Better not get too close to me, they’ll think I’m a part of the band. I’m joking, of course.” youtu.be/d1q-zeqh3AI
RT @sierraornelas: Thank you so much José Andrés and @WCKitchen for helping the Navajo Nation.
RT @tlangford: The COVID-19 Disaster Has Made a Mess of Texas’ Open Government Rules texasobserver.org/open-governmen…
RT @LBJLibrary: #OnThisDay 📸 flashback, May 13, 1968: President Johnson takes friends for a ride in his #Amphicar while on #LakeLBJ. https:…
Austin health officials release 5-stage chart to guide travel, dining via @AutulloAAS statesman.com/article/202005…
RT @hannaraskin: At City of Charleston press conference celebrating official support for local restaurant recovery, @JohnTecklenburg says t…
RT @JeremySWallace: BREAKING: Texas officials report 58 new deaths since yesterday - single largest death toll in one day since this starte…
RT @emblizario: Great player and a truly great man - first African-American GM to win World Series, won Olympic Gold, MLB VP, and was great…
You're gonna have to find somewhere else for fried chicken when you head out to Lake Travis. @LucysFriedChick near Lakeway has closed permanently. (The other three have reopened dining rooms and patios on a limited basis.) austin360.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/IE0Bu05PIE
I’ve always reflexively said, “Bless you” to my dogs when they sneeze. And now we’ve reached the stage of shelter in place wherein I sneezed and looked at them and earnestly asked, “Well? You’re not gonna say anything?” https://t.co/FSiMOSs2aA
Two of the cities Top 10 restaurants started takeout this week. You can now get tacos (and more) from @suerteatx and a double cheddar burger (and more) from @PitchforkPretty. austin360.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/rFRHqnsWia
RT @RoyPeterClark: @danny_hentz Dear Danny: Take these pills for writer's block 1. lower your standards 2. tell critical voice in your head…
RT @JamesSurowiecki: “We require you to cut your table capacity by 50% for the sake of public safety, but you must hire the same number of…
Jeffrey’s announced this week on social media that it is opening its dining room at 25% capacity for dinner service atxne.ws/3fE4SXA
 
In addition to Jeffrey's opening today, McGuire Moorman Hospitality restaurants Clark's and Perla's opened Friday and Josephine House has opened for lunch. June's All Day will reopen for dinner service starting Thursday.
Can we all stop by the cantina for a whiskey when this whole damn thing subsides? twitter.com/ryanbingham/st…
RT @RyanBingham: Here’s a version of one of my all-time favorite songs “Wild Horses” by @RollingStones #CantinaSessions #TogetherApart htt…
RT @tejalrao: the state “guide” for California restaurants reopening their dining rooms in counties with state approval https://t.co/5KGOET…
RT @tdmrussell: We reached out to 10 Portland chefs, restaurant and food cart owners to hear how they were holding up during the pandemic h…
RT @brianjstubbs: Always spot on with his analysis even though some question his palate. thanks @odam
The day it reopens its North Loop location following an employee testing positive for the coronavirus, @homeslicepizza announces it's temporarily closed its South Congress location for the same reason. Read about their protocols and decision making: austin360.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/UbGkKalQna
RT @Katie_Statesman: Great, knowledgeable analysis from @odam about the challenging times Austin restaurants find themselves in. I've reall…
Join me and @tplohetski on Facebook Live as we discuss Austin restaurants and the news. facebook.com/statesman/vide…
Food & Wine magazine names Austin chef one of the 10 Best New Chefs in America. austin360.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/2zSHBO9FNd
Shady Grove, one of the places that truly made Austin feel like Austin, has permanently closed after 28 years. austin360.com/entertainment/… https://t.co/adJjEGBgQQ
RT @cmyeaton: I’ve been noticing a dangerous polarization in our discussions around navigating our way through the pandemic. Reopening is s…
RT @noamscheiber: "One worker who died had taken Tylenol before entering the plant to lower her temperature enough to pass the screening, a…
RT @BrettEats: If you read just one thing about Little Richard (#RIP), it has to be this, from @ArkDavey in @oxfordamerican "The Lord wasn'…
RT @dcsportsbog: Very much enjoying the WaPo Food section's gradual descent into lawless anarchy https://t.co/yLVigjYuvU
RT @JohnBridges: Gov. Greg Abbott retroactively has neutered Texas' stay-home rules by declaring that no one can go to jail for violating o…
RT @pete_wells: The Times has a copy now. No page numbers but the restaurant and bar guidance should be pp. 16-19 int.nyt.com/data/documenth…
RT @pete_wells: CDC wrote a guide covering safe operating procedures for businesses including restaurants. The White House decided to bury…
RT @jemelehill: A reminder that @VanLathan and I co-host @thewirepod, where we break down every episode of The Wire. We’re on season 1, epi…
RT @AP: AP Exclusive: The Trump administration shelved documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-st…
Ate professional sushi today for first time in two months. I was shook. Props, kyotensushiko, now serving takeout. Order online and pick up between 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. @ Kyōten Sushiko instagram.com/p/B_3biziF7xs/…
Hey, friends! MOTHER'S DAY is right around the corner, so tell us three things about your Mom and we'll recommend a book (or two) for her... GO! https://t.co/mh58qx2yrs
 
My mom loves birds, Ann Patchett and the power of music. (She’s already read “Bel Canto.”) Thanks!
 
Ohhhh we love H IS FOR HAWK by Helen McDonald: bookpeople.com/book/978080212… or what about UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks? He and Ann Patchett are literary besties: bookpeople.com/book/978110191… https://t.co/Ldasc0hCcv
RT @houseofcarbs: GQ’s @brettmartin joins @HousefromDC to discuss his best new restaurants in America list and the reasoning behind releasi…
Not the kind of story you love to hear. Trying to imagine what popular steakhouses in town have bars that are visible from the road. Can really only think of one. twitter.com/zackteegardin/…
RT @evankleiman: Support the competition please. @Francis_Lam keeps me sharp
Props to @homeslicepizza for being so forthright about case of employee who tested positive for the Coronavirus & sharing w/ guests their intentions & processes on moving forward. Undoubtedly, this has & will continue to happen. Thoughtful blueprint here. austin360.com/news/20200505/…
I think I speak for all of your bald co-workers, boss ... twitter.com/johnbridges/st… https://t.co/zUp5zRLLsV
Hundreds of Texas Restaurants May Already Be Disobeying New Capacity Rules. From @munchies vice.com/amp/en_us/arti…
RT @wnorris3: Cinco de Mayo and you don’t want a Margarita, but agave sounds nice, so maybe a Rosita? Normally 1.5oz of repo, but I split i…
RT @brianjstubbs: Austin Independent Businesses are joining together to address what’s next for our community. If you’re a restaurant or ba…
Am I the only one who is totally taken out of the experience of watching any episode of “The Wire” that predominantly features Carcetti? Aidan Gillen is supposed to be playing an Italian-American from Baltimore, yet you can heard his Irish brogue Every. Damn. Time. @thewirepod
 
 
 
 
 
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