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
When I first visited Dal Dong Nae a few years ago, the initial impression was not great. For one thing, Google said the restaurant was “Permanently closed.” For another, its neon strip-mall signage is all in Korean characters, and the business waf...
9 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
A Los Angeles-based seafood chain has arrived in Uptown with high confidence, big ambitions and eyebrow-raising prices. Water Grill already has the swagger of a place that’s been a fixture for years, married to a menu that’s eager to impress Uptow...
16 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
The rumor was enticing. “Go to El Pueblo on Jefferson Avenue,” the rumor went, “for the best carnitas in North Texas.” With a promise like that, I couldn’t resist. And while I’m not qualified to declare these carnitas the best, the whisperings mig...
23 days ago | First Look
When Samson's Gourmet Hot Dogs closed last year, a lot of Oak Lawn residents mourned the loss of a favorite neighborhood hangout. But its replacement might be even better. Open Sesame Lebanese Grill opened this weekend without much publicity or he...
1 month ago | Arts & Culture News
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 season promises exciting premieres, heartfelt farewell offerings from departing conductor Jaap van Zweden and more than a few hints as to the identity of his successor. Van Zweden will be leading a series of...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
Richardson is a real melting pot, one of the most diverse places in North Texas to live and eat. Not too far from the Bollywood theater and Vietnamese pho houses, only a few blocks south of Richardson’s Chinatown, is a small cluster of Iraqi-owned...