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 | Food News
The old Beck’s Prime burger joint has been sitting empty for a year at the corner of Oak Lawn and Avondale avenues. It’s a premium location, with a huge wraparound patio and lower rent than the Highland Park businesses just blocks to the north. Ch...
9 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Saloons just aren’t what they used to be. In his recent, wildly entertaining book A Short History of Drunkenness, Mark Forsyth traced the history of the saloon beyond the Hollywood myth, to a time when the word denoted a tent with a couple of barr...
13 days ago | Classical Music
Ludwig van Beethoven’s music has a reputation as the Mount Everest of the classical repertoire — lofty, heroic, unknowable. Musicians lob the word “great” around so much when talking about Beethoven that even his name can be intimidating. But ther...
21 days ago | Food News
Greenville Avenue is a scary place to operate a restaurant these days. With competition fierce, beloved restaurants like the Blind Butcher, Pints & Quarts and Bbbop have shuttered in the past year alone. But, as GuideLive reported today, ...
23 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
The Charles is something special, in both the traditional and slang senses of the word, with stellar people-watching and dainty but well-crafted small plates in a dining room that defies description.
28 days ago | Food News
Every September, Fair Park businesses prepare for the most challenging weeks of the year: the State Fair of Texas. For three weeks, the State Fair vacuums up every parking spot, funnelling crowds away from local businesses and towards the concessi...