My KUTX: Austin Food Critic Matthew Odam

Photo by Emree Weaver/KUTX

We love food here in Austin (duh). With some new barbeque/ramen/burger/pizza/kimchi joint opening seemingly every week, you need somebody to help sort the mouth-watering meals from the meh. Good thing Austin-American Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam is on the case: this week sees the release of his annual eating guide, a countdown of the best fifty restaurants in Austin, including one that has amazing, traditional Charleston food. He’s also the guest DJ on My KUTX, spinning songs that help him write, think, and eat delicious meals for a living. Hear Matthew Odam’s My KUTX on Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. David Byrne & Brian Eno – “Strange Overtones”

2. Steely Dan – “Peg”

3. Miles Davis – “Blue In Green”

4. Okkervil River – “Unless It’s Kicks”

5. Sarah Jaffe – “Slow Pour”

6. John Coltrane – “Giant Steps”

7. Digable Planets – “Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”

8. Kermit Ruffins – “Drop Me Off In New Orleans”

9. Willie Nelson – “I’d Have To Be Crazy”

10. Shinyribs – “Brokedown Palace”

11. Band Of Horses – “Marry Song”

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