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 | Lists
Our critic fearlessly tried 10 platters of Chinese juicy dumplings, then ranked them.
6 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Two rival Naples-style pizzerias are open downtown. But one menu is stronger across the board.
11 days ago | Food News
When Circo TX closed in the summer of 2019, details exploded into public about alleged mismanagement of the Uptown restaurant. Numerous former employees told this newspaper about paychecks that bounced or issued in cash and weeks where the restaur...
20 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
While the rest of America was looking elsewhere, Dallas quietly built one of the country’s finest Japanese food scenes. Direct flights to Tokyo, a thriving business scene and the recent arrival of Toyota, Honda, Fujifilm and other corporate office...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
Even before you’ve had your first bite of food at Kendall Karsen’s Upscale Soul Food, you’re immersed in the family of its chef and owner, Kevin Winston. Look down at the tables. Into their tops, Winston carves names and numbers: the name of his g...
1 month ago | Food News
On Jan. 2, Stephan Pyles made a headline-grabbing, double-barreled announcement: He was retiring from the restaurant business, and his current ventures, Flora Street Cafe and Fauna, were closed effective immediately. Within mere hours, Fauna had f...