With a clear, hands down victory we award this weeks People’s Choice Award for Breakfast to Smoke located at the Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff.
The funky hotel located at the highest point in Dallas has come into its own with the guidance of chef Tim Byres, who over the past year has garnered top honors not just locally, but across the nation. For those visiting Smoke for any meal they will surely attest to his ingenuity in the kitchen, with certain kudos to the Smoke breakfast and brunch menu which features such luminous dishes as a bruleed grapefruit served with the hearty Gristmill Cheese Grits-Hominy Casserole, or the House Made Ricotta Cheese Pancakes that is heavy-laden with a satchel of blueberries.
Making most, if not all, the components in-house Byres pays homage to simpler times where the meats were smoked or cured on premises and the vegetables were canned or pickled by hand. Look no further than the thick-as-a-belt bacon that leaves his patrons with a total meat satiation.
This week’s People Choice Award for Breakfast goes to chef Byres and his staff. The People have spoken!
In addition to this award, we also selected one lucky reader to join Byres for brunch (for two) on us at Smoke. This week’s winner is Jenna. Although she voted for Oddfellows (first runner-up and another great Oak Cliff locale) we toss everyone’s name into the hat for selection.
What will next weeks People Choice Award be? Watch for this on Monday!