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
Some of Tokyo’s best sushi bars feel like secrets. They’re hidden away down alleys, inside multistory buildings or in bustling shopping centers. A few don’t have formal names. Only the most devoted sushi lovers know where to find them. It’s hard t...
10 days ago | First Look
Once upon a time, there was a tiny little taco stand in West Dallas called Taquero. Just a few steps away from the Singleton Avenue traffic, Taquero opened in 2017 with two outdoor tables and seven bar stools. Owner Fino Rodriguez served his food ...
23 days ago | Lists
At last: It’s picnic weather again. I’ve been reacquainting myself with the joy of a good picnic this year since it gets me out of the house without encountering crowds, putting waitstaff at risk or getting grumpy about people wearing their masks ...
1 month ago | Tacos
One of Dallas’ most famous taco shops is serving sushi rolls. A few miles up the road, a high-quality sushi bar is making tacos. Has the world turned upside down? Ask the chefs, and they’ll offer a surprising answer: The connection between Japanes...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but ambitious young chefs looking for big opportunities to show off their skills should consider the suburbs. This goes against everything an urbanist Oak Cliff dweller like me should believe. But the thought was i...
1 month ago | Lists
Opening a restaurant is an audacious career move at any time. But in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis during an equally unprecedented collapse of helpful government function — well, opening a restaurant now just seems plain craz...