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.
4 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
The pizza-making at Zoli’s is righteous. Hold up a slice of the thin-crust round pie. Notice how the crust is crisp all the way through to the center. No matter how many toppings Zoli’s loads onto its pizzas, the middle never gets soggy or g...
10 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
The French Room is still The French Room. In fact, it’s more The French Room than it had been in decades. A no-expense-spared restoration has returned the dining room to the elegance of its original look, closer to the way the restaurant appeared ...
10 days ago | Food News
When you’re a food critic, a lot of your research involves maps. Every few weeks, I scroll around Google Maps hunting for new restaurants to review, clicking on every orange fork-and-knife icon along the streets of Dallas and its suburbs. Reviews ...
22 days ago | Lists
2017 was a good year for eating. Of course, most years are good years for eating when you're a food critic. But 2017 offered some truly delicious memories, and best of all, the fondest of taste memories are diverse. One of them was on a $150 tasti...
24 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Many white American food writers call tacos and other Mexican foods “humble,” but is a cuisine humble if its flavors are brash and bright, its traditions are worn with confidence and its sandwiches are so big they resemble ocean liners? There’s no...
1 month ago | Longform
Big hair. Tall hats. Bloody steaks. Food has always been a part of the Dallas myth, but as new neighborhoods ascend to prominence and a new generation of leaders prepares to supplant the old-money barons, a similar revolution is underway in the ci...