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
Maskaras Mexican Grill should be famous for more than its collection of lucha libre memorabilia; the Oak Cliff taqueria serves stellar tacos, tortas, burritos and more.
17 days ago | Beer
Shannon Wynne wrote an op/ed in the Texas Tribune citing brewery taprooms as the reason he had to close an Austin location of his Flying Saucer chain, and claimed that letting brewers sell directly to consumers will hurt the bar industry. But we d...
20 days ago | Food News
A number of policy proposals are up for election in 2019’s Dallas mayor race. One of them could transform how Dallasites dine out and how restaurateurs do business: public signage for health inspection scores. When the Observer surveyed mayoral ca...
27 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
José didn’t have to improve itself. The Park Cities crowd quickly adopted it as a favored Mexican food destination, and once the Park Cities crowd likes a restaurant, it doesn’t need to serve good food to keep their attention. José ...
1 month ago | Complaint Desk
After one meal at Khao Noodle Shop, I could tell that the Dallas restaurant scene had changed forever. Well, that’s not quite true. Thanks to Khao’s terrific bowls of Laotian noodles, the Dallas restaurant scene is slightly better than it was befo...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
Khao Noodle Shop, a casual new Laotian noodle spot in Old East Dallas, is more than just one of the city's best new restaurants: It's the new Dallas at its best.