Restaurant critic and reporter
Native Austinite Matthew Odam has served as the Austin American-Statesman’s restaurant critic and reporter since 2011. He also writes travel and feature stories for the newspaper, where he has worked since 2007. A winner of numerous state and national awards, Odam has also contributed to Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine and more. When he’s not eating, traveling or thinking about eating, he's enjoying life with his wife and dogs, Ziggy and Boo Radley; playing golf; consuming books and movies; cheering for the Astros; and exploring all that Central Texas has to offer.