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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

Sachet Meal
Lunch Box

Tuck into This Under-the-Radar Israeli Vegetarian Sandwich

Sabich is a street food sandwich that combines fried eggplant, sliced egg, salad, and hot sauce in a loaf of pita.
Baro Baro Kimbap
Lunch Box

Bountiful, Portable Rice Rolls Are the Stars at a New Shop in Carrollton Koreatown

Baro Baro Kimbap serves so many varieties of kimbap, it’s hard to know which one to choose.
four-packs of Jerzy beer
Food & Drink

One of Dallas’ Best New Beers Honors the Life and Legacy of a Holocaust Survivor

Jerzy, a new Polish-style lager from Celestial Beerworks, uses Polish hops and commemorates the life of Jerry Rawicki, who died this February at age 94.
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Food & Drink

Casual Tasting Menus Are the Next Big Dining Trend. When Will They Arrive in Dallas?

Across the country, young chefs are reimagining the tasting menu as an inclusive, diverse, and relatively affordable way to express their culinary identities. But not here.
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Food & Drink

For the Flavors of The Gambia, Head to Plano

Don’t expect quick service at West African Way. Give in to the rhythm, and savor your visit to The Gambia.

Stories by Brian Reinhart

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Lunch Box

This Fairview Shop Takes Po’ Boys to a New Level of Creativity

Mr. Po’Boys, just down the street from the Allen Premium Outlets, is unafraid to combine the classic New Orleans sandwich with other foods like gumbo and jerk chicken.
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Food & Drink

The DMN Editorial Board Wants to Trash City Planning Rules to Build an Upscale Grocery

The News’ editorial board believes denying Sprouts is denying fresh produce to working people. In reality, the plan—which doesn't follow the city's zoning rules—would replace an existing discount grocer. What gives?
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Lunch on a 25-Part Vegetarian Feast in Frisco

Vrindavan offers just one menu option each day. Luckily, that option is always a massive, all-you-can-eat vegetable feast.
Heim Hell Burger
Lunch Box

For an Old-School Backyard Burger, Go to Heim (and Resist the Barbecue)

A new installment in our ongoing series of suggestions on alternative uses for our favorite restaurants.