Comfortably Off-Course With...

Comfortably Off-Course With Michael Fojtasek

Michael worked in kitchens in NY and LA, but it was his love for Southern food that led him back to his home state of Texas, where he opened Olamaie in 2014. Named “Best New Chef” by Food and Wine in 2015, Michael makes a mean biscuit, not to mention throws a helluva Masters viewing party….a true Criquet man.

We sat down with Fojtasek over beers and asked him what he’s been up to lately:

What are you watching right now?

Maude, a short film written, directed and led by my wife, Anna Margaret Hollyman. That, and, the calendar. Our first child is due September 30th.  

What are you listening to?

So much Sturgill all the time. I know it was cool like two years ago, but I just can’t stop.  

What are you reading?

Potlikker Papers by my friend, John T. Edge. It’s a beautifully written dialogue about the multitudes of the south with food as the main artery.  

What are you drinking?

Sparkling Mountain Valley Spring Water. Topo is wonderful, but I’m an all-American.  

What’s your favorite 19th Hole?

Butler Park Pitch and Putt. Hands down best happy hour in town. I’ve been playing a Monday night tournament there for about 12 years.

To learn more about Michael’s great restaurant, Olamaie, check out their website, or better yet,