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.
5 days ago | Food News
On Nov. 15, 2016, Canary by Gorji went boldly where no Dallas restaurant had gone before: It banned tips. Chef-owner Mansour Gorji raised prices across the menu by about 15 to 20 percent and began paying his five employees a steady wage. “It is un...
9 days ago | First Look
Yatai Ramen Izakaya in Plano first look.
12 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Town Hearth is a ridiculous love letter to a ridiculous city, a monument to Dallas-sized ambitions, cars, hair and egos. Beautiful, loud-talking people congregate here in absurd shirts, poofy dresses and hair products sturdy enough to survive hail...
19 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
It’s noon on a Sunday, and the strip mall feels abandoned. Hidden away in a leafy residential corner of Plano, Prairie Creek Village is an unusual collection of businesses. There’s a closed, unfriendly looking office for the ride-hailing company U...
25 days ago | Eat This
A Cuban sandwich is one thing. A torta Cubana, though, is on a whole 'nother level. Popularized in the markets and streets of Mexico City, the torta Cubana deviates from the famed formula of ham, cheese and pickles. Well, it does have all those th...
26 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Could this be the year that Middle Eastern food becomes Dallas’ hottest culinary trend? Signs appeared in summer of 2016, when a series of acclaimed halal fast-food spots opened their doors across the city, including Halal Guys, Big Guys...