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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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Arts & Entertainment

Here’s Your Opinionated Guide to the Dallas Symphony’s Upcoming Season

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra just revealed its new season. There are plenty of big booming shows, but also more reflective options, too.
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Lunch Box

A Lakewood Restaurant Deliciously Answers the Question: What if Ramen Was Italian?

WAYA Izakaya is one of East Dallas' ultimate under-the-radar gems, and its tomato ramen is a standout.
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Restaurants & Bars

How to Read a Wine List (and How to Evaluate One)

Five Dallas-area experts talk you through how to navigate a wine list—and how to tell if a restaurant has a good wine program or not.
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Restaurants & Bars

Our Guide to the Best Breweries in Dallas-Fort Worth

From a prickly pear and ginger sour to a light, drinkable stout, Dallas breweries craft the perfect pint for every beer lover.
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Publications

Dallas Restaurants Are Tracking You

Does a lack of anonymity affect the trustworthiness of our reviews? Little do you know, you are also receiving personalized treatment from servers who keep notes on your preferences.
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Stories by Brian Reinhart

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Restaurants & Bars

These Are the Best Indian Restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth

Our dining critic visited dozens of Indian restaurants this summer to research our new Best of Big D issue. Here are his findings.
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Lunch Box

Treat Yourself to a Cheese Pie at Pizzeria Carina in Preston Center

Pizzeria Carina focuses on thin, crispy pizza crusts, fluffy puccia loaves, and cheesy Georgian khachapuri.
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Movies

The Taste of Things Turns French Country Cooking into Heartrending Romance

The new French film, showing in Texas theaters this week, is an unusual addition to the canon of great food movies.
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Classical Music

The Dallas Opera Stages a Stunning Performance of Opera’s Bleakest Tale of Revenge

The first local performances of cold-blooded chiller Elektra since 1996 will continue through Saturday.
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Baseball

The 2024 Rangers Are Taking a Calculated Risk, and Now We Know How Big It Is

The pitching staff is engineered for postseason dominance, but that won’t matter if Texas can’t survive the first half without many of its best arms.
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