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.
13 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
For most diners these days, City Hall Bistro is a likable neighborhood restaurant. For many of the bistro’s employees, it’s a redemption story. City Hall Bistro opened in summer 2017 to little fanfare — or at least, to less fanfare than the other ...
1 month 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...
1 month 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...
1 month 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...
2 months 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, ...
2 months 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.