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Southern Exposure Dinner Series

At Olamaie, Southern food rooted in love and tradition is complemented by contemporary culinary techniques. This respect for both past and present marks Olamaie as a place where fine Southern food is celebrated not only for its rich heritage, but for its inspiration to modern cuisine.

Olamaie is the first name of five generations of women in Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek’s family. His mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great-grandmother and now his daughter all honor the name with their shared patience, acceptance of others, boundless love, and soulful allegiance to food.

James Beard Finalist: Best Chef Southwest/Texas 2018, 2019, & 2020

Austin American Statesman #1 2015, 2017, 2019

James Beard Semifinalist: Best New Restaurant 2015

Food & Wine Best New Chef 2015

2021 Best Place for Working Parents

Member of Good Work Austin