Restaurant critic & travel writer @Statesman @Austin360. Austin-born, Houston-raised. Email modam@statesman.com IG: @matthewodam
The homepage of Fox News is ... curious? And telling. https://t.co/CAp0ecjdDr
RT @obedmanuel: He’s president of Texas now. twitter.com/tateo_news9/st…
My Top 50 has a new member. This year's @austin360 Dining Guide comes out October 20. In the meantime, here's a tease and some words on China Family. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/pZNoRPrCBu
RT @BrettEats: "CNN is built on the mechanics of journalism. At Fox, nobody ever asked me for a second source. Nobody ever mentioned it." h…
RT @nytimes: Tropical Storm Imelda unexpectedly dropped an extraordinary 43 inches of water in an area of southeast Texas, making it one of…
RT @erikbryn: Decoupling health insurance from employment would not only spur entrepreneurship but also free of millions of people to match…
RT @jodyschmal: Houston scene: Volunteer rescuers Trae The Truth and DJ Mr Rogers with Astros fan Mattress Mac at his massive furniture sto…
RT @RLReevesJr: One of the great old Austin barkeeps @franktex twitter.com/odam/status/11…
RT @chiprives: Thanks to my friend ⁦@odam⁩ for this fitting tribute to a man who provided so much joy to our lives. Anytime any of you has…
An Old Austin original, longtime barman at the Cedar Door and owner of Barton Springs Saloon, the charismatic Jim LeMond died this week. austin360.com/news/20190919/… https://t.co/NLNy2k7vMd
@TheRewatchables @SeanFennessey, @ChrisRyan77 & @Wesley_Morris: not only was Gilbert Hill (Inspector Todd in “Beverly Hills Cop”) an actual cop, he was apparently a very dirty cop, as chronicled in “White Boy,” the doc on which “White Boy Rick” was based.
Troubling and eye-opening thread here from @TheeChad. Austinites, give it a read. twitter.com/theechad/statu…
RT @skiphol: I spent a year, on and off, trying to understand what happened in Laredo. Here's the result. The Hunt for the Serial Killer of…
RT @nytfood: You won't find roving carts at Hutong, but you will find dim sum that has few rivals in New York City, @pete_wells writes http…
RT @nytfood: Khushbu Shah, a 28-year-old food writer, will lead restaurant coverage at Food & Wine magazine nyti.ms/2AoKruf https:/…
Hey @AstrosTalk & @brianmctaggart: Any idea how many games Springer, Altuve, Bregman, Alvarez, Correa, Brantley and Yuli started together this year? #TakeItBack
Hey @AstrosTalk & @brianmctaggart: Any idea how many games Springer, Altuve, Bregman, Alvarez, Correa, Brantley and Yuli started together this year?
RT @HotLuckFest: #Oakland! Excited to announce that Ryan Farr & @4505_Meats will host Aaron Franklin, Rodney Scott & some of the Bay Area's…
If you’re a devotee of @veracruztacos and have not had their chicken quesadilla, you’re messin up.
RT @platemagazine: The line around the block to get into Atlanta's Talat Market shows how much we all want #ChefsToWatch Parnass Savang's G…
RT @alisoncook: My longtime dream has come true: the @beardfoundation has made Texas its own region for its annual awards. https://t.co/9oW…
Texas is getting its own James Beard Foundation regional category for Best Chef. #texasforever austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/CIvMuPqI35
Texas is getting its own James Beard Foundation regional category for Best New Chef. #texasforever austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/hk1gFiubAF
Powerhouse out-of-town chefs collaborating tonight at La Condesa for a dinner that includes confit lamb tacos and blue crab in guajillo broth. lacondesa.com/sobremesa
RT @kmschneid: Final episode of the single most important critical engagement with art in your lifetime. twitter.com/garthgainessnl…
When you walk into a restaurant and it is playing a slinked out live version of “Althea” (good on ya, @DaiDue) https://t.co/dqygjnJx4Z
“Let’s talk about ‘augered.’” My editor, @slctexas, making me lol
“Let’s talk about ‘angered.’” Line from an editor that made me lol. @slctexas
RT @JSM_meat: This is a really great and fun idea and I can’t take credit for it. We are here until 10 and 12-11 tomorrow https://t.co/ZKo4…
RT @ThomasJonesAAS: If you head to Del Valle for a football game, gotta stop at Little Thailand. Authentic, excellent. Don’t believe me? As…
RT @lauren_wilford: every woman in a 70s movie https://t.co/EFO2OyG0TD
RT @nytimes: Here’s the real life story of the criminal ring of women who drugged men and stole their money that inspired the new "Hustlers…
RT @MaconBlair: Ever grateful to @MarkDuplass for letting me mess around in 104! Tonight it’s modern day Stanwyck @ismisswoods & the Texan…
RT @AustinBloggy: @odam You can't trick me into going to Dallas
RT @webbeditor: I wonder what Cardi and Lizzo are going to wear to the Oscars. (Saw #Hustlers for @austin360.) austin360.com/entertainmentl…
RT @chuckmarvin: @odam Go-to source for music that promotes focus: flowstate.substack.com
My favorite #writingmusic: Franz Schubert, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Aphex Twin, Erik Satie. Can't handle music with lyrics while trying to concentrate on words. Who are some of your go-to artists?
RT @Blackstock360: More on the loss of #DanielJohnston, a songwriter like no other in Austin, or anywhere. austin360.com/entertainmentl…
Does that have CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM IN IT?! #squeakywheel #tiredbit #sorrynotsorry twitter.com/lickicecreams/…
Beef japchae at Korean Grill. 👍🏼 https://t.co/Nbg9FoPAQK
We got a frog-choker in North Austin.
RT @jojo_shea: .@odam always has me craving a cheeseburger before 10 a.m. 😪 twitter.com/odam/status/11…
There's a new (to me) contender for Best Burger in Austin. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/I7BtYQndoL
RT @erinruberry: José Andrés has served more than 100,000 free meals to people affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas https://t.co/FQo…
RT @dbryanjones: This is a cool story. Love seeing this and Cisco’s stay in Austin and in the respective families. twitter.com/odam/status/11…
Someone's got a new gig and the @nytimes is lucky to have his voice twitter.com/BrettEats/stat…
El Patio is reopening under an ownership group comprised of the next generation of founding family members. austin360.com/news/20190910/… https://t.co/bXJfqqynI1
The Malaysian restaurant Phat Eatery in Katy. So good. Here is what my friend @alisoncook has to say about it earlier this year. google.com/amp/s/www.hous… twitter.com/covertcuriosit…
Are the @astros good? Just checking.
RT @BillAddison: Wow, forgot how real the talk veered. Excellent lunch therapist-ing, @heyadamroberts. twitter.com/heyadamroberts…
Just got a press release that started with the line, "With Winter quickly approaching ..." https://t.co/32MRQ3F1Ad
Can they cut the AL Cy Young award in half for Verlander and Cole? #takeitback
Don’t tell @WaffleHouse I’m stepping out on ‘em today. Every table at this @IHOP is taken, and church ain’t even let out. https://t.co/QBay1nGZpM
At a bar with rowdy fans on both sides. Fun thing that differentiates this matchup from rivalries with OU and A&M: Longhorn fans dig Louisiana culture/fans (some of which owes to NOLA love), which can’t be said about those other. Makes this more fun.
RT @sganguly: So why did we drive 50 miles to eat at a unknown Thai rest at eastern edge of Austin? I blame Friday’s column by @odam 😀 Ca…
Many drunk people on scooters downtown. Looks like a lot of LSU fans showed up without tickets. This is not gonna end well.
I am pleasantly reminded on days like today that Austin is still a college town at heart. Maybe the most populous college town in America, but a college town nonetheless. #hookem
Friend just sold his club seats for $2K each. Yowzas. #hookem
Smallish inside dining room. Looks like @brianjstubbs owes you drinks. But I bet you could walk in with two. twitter.com/raphael_brion/…
Heads up non-football fans in Austin: Tomorrow night will be much easier than usual to get a table at one of Austin’s top restaurants. (Though a walk-in 8-top may be pushing. #soonermath) twitter.com/brianjstubbs/s…
RT @EvieN: Ticketmaster's new purchase confirmation tagline is "Get Ready for Goosebumps" and EVERY SINGLE TIME I momentarily panic that I…
Suitcases at restaurants on a Friday afternoon (indicating weekenders have arrived and are dining before checking into hotel/Airbnb) is a relatively new phenomenon in Austin. And a sign of how popular the city has become as travel destination. LSU weekend is gonna be a madhouse.
I see you, @betterhalfbar. Written thoughts to come. #burgers #cheeseburger #merica instagram.com/p/B2E_Gqllt3x/…
I see you, @betterhalfbar. @ Better Half Coffee & Cocktails instagram.com/p/B2E--SMFe6Z/…
RT @sportywineguy: It's a great time to be a wino, I mean oenophile, in H-town right now! From @sportywineguy houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/…
Great event. Some standouts were kimchi brisket from @FranklinBbq, nduja focaccia from @FNDaustin, ribeye poke from @pokepokebowls, nam prik shrimp from @lenoiratx and jerk grilled quail from @DaiDue. twitter.com/austin360/stat…
Request that this be the only version ever played again on radio, streaming, et al. twitter.com/paul_haine/sta…
RT @AustinBloggy: If you claim to be a food/movie/music/television critic but you only give positive reviews to things you get for free, yo…
RT @AustinBloggy: Just found out "Hard Kombucha" is a thing... https://t.co/EUubKcy0Ey
keeping a beach towel in my driver’s seat to protect my legs from a hot leather seat in summertime has an extra perk when I can wipe my greasy fry fingers on it like the piece of trash I am
Show me somebody who doesn’t eat fries out of the bag on the drive home and I’ll show you a liar
 
That’s not a thing.
My favorite Thai restaurant in the Austin area is the subject of this week’s review. Read more about Little Thailand via the link in my bio. 📸 jayjanner/@statesman @ Little Thailand instagram.com/p/B2CQlHZFOqb/…
My favorite Thai restaurant in Austin? It's this week's review. #thaifood #thailand austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/sBhu1ESJ6C
Economic/social impact of #TexasLSU: bartender at downtown steakhouse told me that they usually have 250 covers on a Friday night. They will likely hit 400 tomorrow. #HookEm #GeauxTigers
Just added up what I have spent on rideshare this year. Friendly tip: Don’t do that. (Thanks for the sweet non-existent bus or rail line to my new neighborhood, @CapMetroATX.)
RT @kylegriffin1: "After days of claiming without evidence that Alabama was projected to be hit by Hurricane Dorian, President Donald Trump…
RT @brianstelter: Here's why the Alabama/Dorian story matters, especially with Trump showing off a distorted map today: The president sprea…
RT @BrettEats: I ❤️ Watt (and this story): "I get roast pork, but I only add mustard and onions. It’s like a power trio, where you can hear…
El Naranjo, one of the best Mexican restaurants in town, is opening a second location. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/l74T7mVKo0
RT @swanwebb: great interview in @TexasMonthly with the superintendent of @BigBendNPS discussing the challenges and future of this amazing…
Franz Schubert was 31 when he died. 🤦‍♂️
Gonna see if the legend @Rickthelaureate can help with my aches and pains. https://t.co/sPKJdhx8Ce
 
This is a topical salve for inflammation.
Don’t worry, I didn’t eat it all. @ Hopfields instagram.com/p/B14KelhFZ36/…
RT @alisoncook: If you show up at @RoegelsBarbecue today, I’ve heard you might get some whole hog cooked on their new pit. Just saying.
Fun fact: @seanoneal and I applied for the same job about 13 years ago. With the benefit of hindsight, it was like finding out the person you just started dating was also dating Jeff Goldblum. Never had a chance.
Having @seanoneal back in Texas is a very good thing. twitter.com/seanoneal/stat…
Yes, @FranklinBbq is now making all of their #sausage in-house now (mostly from trimmings from their delicious #brisket). I talk to Aaron Franklin and "Sausage Queen" Megan Nesland about how they got here and what guests can expect. #bbq austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/t9fY6lcsYm
Was it something we said, @coneyman? Come back to Austin. We'll do better this time. twitter.com/austin360/stat…
Proud of @RyanBingham for this one: open.spotify.com/track/5GOdN3y1… #America
 
 
 
 
 
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