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.
3 days 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...
3 days 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...
10 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Deep Ellum restaurants follow an established script. Create a trendy space with exposed wooden rafters and a patio; pump in energetic or obnoxious dance music; serve original cocktails from a well-appointed bar; offer “sharing plate” bar bites to ...
10 days ago | Lists
Is any dessert trendier than macarons have been the last few years? And is any dessert harder to make? This feather-light French pastry, a temperamental treat made with almond meringue and a thin layer of filling, has taken North Texas by storm in...
17 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
In March 2016, a Farmers Branch strip mall became host to the only Sri Lankan restaurant in Texas. There wasn’t much hype or fanfare; there were no high-profile food bloggers on hand for the opening. But SpicyZest might be the most interesting Dal...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
Sura Korean Bistro makes an unforgettable first impression. Just inside the vestibule, a glass case houses plastic models of the house specialties. At the host stand, on my first visit, an employee had left an ordinary grocery shopping cart full o...