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.
1 day ago | Coronavirus
The first step to a successful picnic in the time of COVID-19 is to find your own corner of the park — or, better yet, to find your own park entirely. After Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted out a warning March 28 that the trails around Whi...
2 days ago | Food News
Ordinarily, a new Chinese restaurant opening near downtown Dallas, led by a chef who previously ran the kitchens at Wu Wei Din and Royal China, would be front-page food news. Ordinarily, the prospect of ultra-experienced Weigou Cai cooking up mapo...
Good to Go: Homewood Searches for Answers for the Restaurant Industry and the Farms That Depend on It4 days ago | Coronavirus
Within days of the coronavirus landing in Dallas, Homewood had a plan to help not just itself but its suppliers. The restaurant is serving family-style meals to go in enormous bags, and it’s also selling boxes of produce fresh from local farms, co...
16 days ago | Coronavirus
On Monday, March 16, five major American cities, Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York, Houston and Denver, ordered the closure of restaurant dining rooms, bars, lounges and movie theaters. All five cities allowed their food service industries to tra...
17 days ago | Best Of Dallas
Each year, I visit hundreds of Dallas-area restaurants and produce a Top 100 feature that reflects my own opinion about where diners can find the best food and drink in town. But I’m just one person with one set of taste buds. That’s why, each yea...