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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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Music

Last Weekend Was a Reminder of Why We Love the Dallas Symphony

Violinist Randall Goosby is a global star in the making, and he was just one of the highlights of this DSO program. The concert will be available for on-demand streaming in February.
Adana Kebab Plate from Esphesus Bistro & Grill
Lunch Box

Yes, There Are Great Kebabs in Rowlett

Ephesus Bistro & Grill comes from a chef who has worked in seven countries on his way to Texas.
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Local News

Affidavit: Dallas Restaurateur Hunter Pond Threatened and Spat on Woman in Colorado

Hunter Pond, who owns Vandelay Hospitality, is wanted in Colorado after an incident in which he hunted down an alleged reckless driver and (again, allegedly) spat on her face. Vandelay operates restaurants like East Hampton Sandwich Co. and Hudson House.
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Food & Drink

Restaurateur Hunter Pond Has Filed a Very Strange Lawsuit Over His Colorado Incident

A warrant is out for the arrest of the Vandelay Hospitality Group CEO, but now Pond is suing the complainant. The lawsuit is a little on the light side.
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Food & Drink

It’s OK if Dallas Never Becomes a Great Hot Dog Town

Everyone is hyped about Portillo’s right now. But that’s not the same thing as being hyped about hot dogs. Even though I love a good dog, I’m fine with that.

Stories by Brian Reinhart

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Food & Drink

For Takeout Turkish Pastries, Visit This Garland Industrial Park

Noor-Sha Cafe is a working bakery and catering spot, but you can take home some boxes of breakfast goodies.
Katsu curry plate from Khao Gang
Food & Drink

Krio’s New Guest Chef Dinner Series Starts with a One-Night Khao Noodle Shop Revival

The Bishop Arts restaurant is providing a platform for chefs whose restaurants are closed, starting with Khao Noodle Shop on Jan. 31.
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First Bite

A Handroll Handoff Takes Place on Walnut Hill Lane

Taking a first bite of new temaki spot Komé, occupying the space formerly known as Sushi de Handroll.
Casa Rosa enchiladas del mar
Food & Drink

The Cuellar Family’s Latest Restaurant is an Ode To Their Legacy

With a menu full of time-tested recipes and even more corazón, Casa Rosa continues the legacy of Tex-Mex’s royal family, the Cuellars.
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Food & Drink

Quiz: Which Ridiculous Foods Will Dallasites Be Eating in Future Restaurants?

Surf and turf baked potatoes, $65 steak tacos, melting rock shrimp, and a brunch called Morning Wood are all coming to Dallas this year. Or are they?