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.
7 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Goat carcasses unfurl over the grill like flags in the breeze. It’s a massive grill, at least 3 feet across and as long as a small car, not quite an earthen pit in a backyard but as close as you can get indoors without offending the health inspect...
8 days ago | Eat This
When a friend told me he’d heard good things about a gas station ceviche counter, I naturally thought it was a step too far. We food people are always on the hunt for great food in unexpected places, and gas stations have, thanks to taco-devouring...
21 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Any menu can be delicious if a team of cooks puts their hearts and minds into making it so. But few restaurants in Dallas gave themselves as mighty a challenge as Gung Ho, which came out of the gate in February with an eye-roll-inducing name and a...
21 days ago | Beer
It’s getting to be beer weather in Texas. OK, yes, it’s always beer weather, but the summer heat calls for something refreshing, light and well made, a beer that will make me tolerate the outdoors, a beer that’s cool consolation for the face-melti...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
Zaytinya, the new Turkish kitchen in Frisco from celebrity chef José Andrés, is the kind of restaurant where two tables can order completely different things and come away with vastly different opinions. A table that gets lucky will love their mea...
1 month ago | Lists
Dallas health inspections are broken. The system suffers from arcane city rules that prioritize routine inspections over revisits to failing establishments, leading to rampant grade inflation, manipulation of data in the public-access database, an...