Brian Reinhart has been the Dallas Observer's food critic since spring 2016. In addition, he writes baseball analysis for the Hardball Times and covers classical music for the Observer and MusicWeb International.
2 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
What is it that makes Tei-An such a satisfying restaurant? The little things. This is a place where every tiny detail deepens your gratification, adds to your respect. Tei-An is a restaurant where you can see that an owner and staff have thought c...
8 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
On the outside of downtown Dallas’ 400 Record Building, a tube of glass ascends from the sidewalk to a dining room perched above. Inside that glass ring, a spiral staircase whisks diners around a sculpture by Jean-Michel Othoniel that resembles a ...
14 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
For many people in Dallas, to get to the tiny Arlington suburb of Pantego is a long drive. For Bashar Al Mudhafar, the road was much longer. The chef-owner of Fattoush Mediterranean Kitchen arrived in the United States in 2010 from Baghdad, his ho...
22 days ago | Lists
Some food is made for Instagram. Unicorn Frappuccinos, milkshakes with slices of pie on top, sushi doughnuts, Salt Bae: These stunts exist not because they taste good, but because people will post photos of them online. If they do taste good, it i...
With Cocktails and Lobster Pho, Lime Bar and Kitchen Is a New Kind of Vietnamese-American Restaurant27 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
It’s official: The Dallas food fad of 2018 is pho. Surprised? So are we. But restaurateurs across town have begun taking the beloved Vietnamese soup and transforming it in fascinating ways. At Sapp Sapp Lao & Thai Kitchen, we’re learning about...
28 days ago | First Look
Damasita Izakaya opened in January on Royal Lane near Harry Hines Boulevard, in the heart of Dallas' Korean neighborhood. One month later, the izakaya is keeping a low profile, without a website, social media page or any publicity at all except fo...