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Brian Reinhart

Brian Reinhart

Dining Critic

Brian Reinhart became D Magazine's dining critic in 2022 after six years of writing about restaurants for the Dallas Observer and the Dallas Morning News. A Turkish-American, Brian has lived in London, cooked at a fast food chain, and, since taking up food writing, dined at over 200 Dallas-area restaurants each year. His favorite food group is cookies.

Stories by Brian Reinhart

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Food & Drink

First Bite: Just in Time for Summer, Carrollton Has Two New Cold Noodle Spots

Hampyong Noodle and Homung Cold Noodle specialize in naengmyun, thin clear noodles in either chilled beef broth or a gently spicy pepper sauce. And they’re literally next to each other.
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Lunch Box

Downtown Dallas Lunch Doesn’t Get Much Better Than the Chicken Sandwiches at Birdie

Chef Josh Harmon makes a comeback with koji-brined and fried chicken. Yakitori and frozen Kool-Aid drinks are next.
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Food & Drink

What Would an All-Local Texas Beer Taste Like?

Anyone attempting an all-Texan beer has to deal with one big problem: hops. But another ingredient in the recipe is Texas’ biggest secret weapon.
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Basketball

I Think I Could Be a Completely Average Basketball General Manager

As your GM, I will have my phone turned on and read scouting reports. Can you feel the excitement?
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Food & Drink

Misti Norris’ New Restaurant, a Tribute to Her French-Cajun Heritage, Opens Tonight

The name Stepchild refers to Norris herself, but also to Acadians’ place in history, French colonists exiled from Canada and relocated to Louisiana.

Stories by Brian Reinhart

Bento box from Bapdoduk
Lunch Box

At Bap Doduk, the Generous Bento Box Is Just the Beginning

Bap Doduk, in Carrollton, serves grab-and-go Korean salads, pickles, and sides. Oh, and a mighty boxed lunch.
Salads
Food & Drink

Seven Signs That Ordering Salad Won’t Make You Sad

Don’t settle for dull salads. Dallas restaurants are doing plenty to spice up their leafy greens.
Terry Blacks Barbecue Food
Lunch Box

The Ultimate Dallas Food Hack: Eat Lunch in Deep Ellum

On weekdays, one of the city's best dining neighborhoods is nearly empty, just waiting for you to come eat fabulous food.
Roots Southern Table Fried Chicken Platter
Food & Drink

Our Dining Critic Visited All Five of Texas’ James Beard Award Nominees. Here’s How He Voted.

Plus: suggestions for how the Beard Awards judging process can be made more trustworthy, and a hot tip on next year's favorite.
Koryo
Food & Drink

The Flame Still Burns at the Reborn Koryo Korean BBQ

Koryo Kalbi’s successor picks up where its predecessor left off, combining old favorites with classics in the making.