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.
2 days ago | Lists
Last week, I had a flawlessly-cooked medium-rare steak at The Mitchell, then posted a picture on Instagram. In the caption, I asked, basically: Where is everybody?
3 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
“No one knows what Cambodian food is,” the Cambodian-American chef Joseph Be says. “But if Thai food, Vietnamese food and Lao food can be popular, why can’t Cambodia’s food?” Good question.
9 days ago | Openings and Closings
Some of Dallas’ most remarkable restaurants are hybrids. They serve one food by day and another by night, get dressier on the weekends or have secret back rooms. Carte Blanche, which opens on June 15 and 16 on Greenville Avenue, is a new example w...
17 days ago | Openings and Closings
For years, one of my favorite spots to get a quick lunch in Irving has been Desi District, a fast-casual Indian restaurant and grocery with modern branding, scrumptious snacks, fusion “taco-dosas” and a case full of subcontinent-flavored cupcakes.
21 days ago | Burgers
Today is, apparently, National Hamburger Day. I’m sure this was decided upon by somebody who wanted to sell a lot of hamburgers, and, luckily for them, we all want to eat some. Not like National Rutabaga Mash Day or National Mr. Pibb Day.
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
What a difference a location can make. Taquero started in West Dallas, in a building with no room for indoor seating and hardly any room for cooking. Chef-owner Fino Rodriguez served meals out of a window to customers who sat at bar stools or on p...