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First Look: Olamaie
Chef team brings modern Southern food to namesake eatery
"...they returned to Austin to open Fojtasek's dream restaurant, Olamaie...."

Aug. 26, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Anticipating Olamaie
Rachel Feit and Melanie Haupt pop in for a pop-up
"...first in a series of pop-up restaurants presented by Olamaie, a Southern style restaurant which will open at 1610..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Food Post by Rachel Feit

Cookbook Authors Come to Olamaie, Josephine House
Combine your love of making and eating food
"...Local restaurant Olamaie and its Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek, is teaming up..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Food Post by Sierra Diaz

Chef Matt Jennings Collaborates with Olamaie’s Chef Michael Fojtasek
The Austin Food and Wine Alliance dinner series starts June 28
"...Matt Jennings of Boston’s The Townsman will collaborate with Olamaie’s chef Michael Fojtasek on a dinner that will blend..."

June 27, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Bless Their Heart
Olamaie's Southern is everything but down-home
"...a troika of Southern-centric restaurants to open this fall, Olamaie was perhaps the most highly anticipated thanks to a..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Opinion: We Need to Prioritize Our Service Workers
Olamaie Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek: "The way to ensure the health and livelihoods of service industry people is through vaccination"
"...We closed the Olamaie dining room March 15, 2020, to protect our staff..."

March 5, 2021 Column by Michael Fojtasek

Fall Flavors Inspire Menu Specials
And don’t forget to order Olamaie’s biscuits before Friday
"...As gifting season sets in in earnest, Olamaie's famous off-the-menu biscuits will be available for pickup for..."

Nov. 15, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Holiday Dinners, Holiday Treats
And this list will grow as the year grows toward its end …
"...HOLIDAY CHEER x OLAMAIE Gift packages are now available for pickup and delivery..."

Dec. 17, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

New Waves at East Seventh Hangout Kinda Tropical
Reopening promises renewed inclusivity, curated menu
"...Best Chef Southwest. Four and a half years at Olamaie gave DiCicco management experience, exposure to local farmers' bounties,..."

April 5, 2019 Food Feature by Alex Detmar

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...• Hot on the heels of the announcement that Olamaie is a semifinalist for Best New Restaurant in the..."

Feb. 28, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Year in Food
The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about
"...1) SMOKY HEN OF THE WOODS, OLAMAIE I sampled this dish at an early pop-up, and..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

The Year in Food
The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about
"...1) BISCUITS, OLAMAIE The best $3+ biscuits in town aren't on the..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Food-O-File
Your tasting menu of Austin restaurant news
"...is to reopen in early October... A restaurant called Olamaie, featuring "modern South­ern cuisine," is what's up next for..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food News Buffet
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...It ain’t all biscuits as usual, now that Olamaie has unveiled Little Ola’s Biscuits, a take-away shop (operating..."

July 13, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

20 Special Occasion Restaurants
We pick our favorite spots for a night out
"...vegetables for a perfect view of the open kitchen. Olamaie 1610 San Antonio St. www.olamaieaustin.com..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Food Post by The Food Staff

The Take-Out
What's in a restaurant name?
"...charming trends, sure, like homages to family members (Gardner, Olamaie, Irene's), ill-fated Shakespearean heroines (Ophelia, Juliet), and old ladies..."

June 24, 2016 Food Column by Brandon Watson

Finding Our Way
How foraging is changing the local food system
"...purslane and wild onions grow plentifully in hot weather. Olamaie, Hillside Farmacy, and Eden East all rely on seasonal..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Food Feature by Sean L. Malin

The Take-Out
One truck isn't the only problem with how white Austin views "Asian" food
"...that word when they consider a restaurant "fine dining." Olamaie's cooking may not be recognizable to Edna Lewis, but..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Food Column by Brandon Watson

Kyōten to Open Brick-and-Mortar
Daily Austin food news
"...10 restaurants in Austin, spotlighting some newer places (qui, Olamaie) as well as more established standards (Fonda San Miguel)...."

Nov. 13, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Zagat Reveals 30 Under 30 List
Young pros define Austin's hospitality landscape
"...Young Steakhouse • Steven Carson (26), general manager at Olamaie • Kendall Dinwiddie (29), wine sales manager at Max's..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...• Olamaie chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas are Food &..."

June 26, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Bon Appétit, Y'all
Legendary mag still eyeing Austin
"...I've already been once and want to go again. Olamaie, of course, and Gardner. Oh, and is Launderette open..."

March 13, 2015 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Year in Food
The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about
"...You can even dredge your pickles through lard at Olamaie...."

Jan. 2, 2015 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

The Year in Food
The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about
"...The $85 steak (Jeffrey's), the $10 basket of biscuits (Olamaie) or the $22 bowl of pho (Elizabeth Street Cafe)...."

Jan. 2, 2015 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Food-o-File
Deep Eddy Vodka's in high spirits
"...the friends-and-family soft opening of the long-awaited Southern restaurant Olamaie (1610 San Antonio St.) finally went out over the..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-O-File
Looking ahead to the most anticipated restaurant openings of early 2014
"...one of the partners in the upcoming Southern eatery Olamaie (1610 San Antonio), now says the target opening date..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-O-File
Comings and goings at local kitchens
"...Michael Fojtas­ek and Grae Nonas of the eagerly anticipated ­Olamaie (1610 San Antonio) said they're in the final push..."

Nov. 15, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Restaurants to the Rescue, Even When They Need Rescuing
We applaud Austin's badass service industry and its heroes
"...and distribute food to the community. Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie, the folks of Good Work Austin – including, of..."

Feb. 24, 2021 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Teal House Triumphant, Boozy Boba, Devil May Care About Warhol, LeRoy & Lewis Go Sweet, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...For all you cinnamonsters out there: The Teal House’s..."

Jan. 27, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Some Austin Tips & Treats That Kept Us Fed in 2020
New world takeout order
"...biscuits? Yes, please. From the famous chef Michael Fojtasek's Olamaie comes Little Ola's Biscuits brunch heaven with their signature..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

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