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Chef Tim Byres at 1888 Olive Press June 23rd

Tim_Byresby Steven Doyle

There have been so many unusual pop-ups as of late and this one looks especially fun. The scene takes place at the 1888 Olive Press in Dallas. Chef Tim Byres (Smoke, The Theodore) joins 1888 Olive Press for a cocktail class and dinner. Guests will dine on four courses created by Chef Byres, tour the facility where the 1888 Diritiest Martini Mix is made, then learn how to prep and pour the perfect Dirty Martini and Mexican Martini.  Continue reading

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The Theodore Opens in NorthPark this Fall


Debuting fall 2015, Turn The Tables Hospitality (SMOKE, Bolsa, Bolsa Mercado, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, and Spork) and NorthPark Center are proud to announce The Theodore, Dallas’ next great dining and drinking destination. Offering reimagined American classics, the restaurant is inspired by the spirit of the iconic Teddy Roosevelt and an era of American history full of wonder and discovery.

culinary director Tim Byres — the James Beard award-winning executive chef of SMOKE — has put his fresh spin on soulful American classics. “The one place everyone can share is at the dinner table,” Byres says. “It’s the perfect avenue for storytelling.” In addition to its deliciously hearty and distinctly American entrees, the highlight of The Theodore’s menu will be its shareable plates featuring artisanal toasts, American tapas, and flatbreads. “Here is where the fun and discovery happens,” Byres explains, as guests are encouraged to mix and mingle such offerings as oxtail and beef shank stuffed peppers with white bean puree, mushroom, parsnip, dried tomato, and pecorino flatbread, and dry cured ham and fruit mustard toasts.   Continue reading

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Smoke’s Plano Location Opens End of December


Restaurateurs Christopher Zielke, Christopher Jeffers and Executive Chef Tim Byres will join the Plano hospitality community the last week of December. The group, who has received national acclaim for their Oak Cliff neighborhood restaurants and bars (SMOKE, Bar Belmont in The Belmont Hotel, Chicken Scratch and The Foundry), will open an extension of SMOKE, their flagship restaurant the last week of December.

The original SMOKE opened in 2009 on the campus of The Belmont Hotel. Located in the Preston Towne Crossing development at the former Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar location, SMOKE in Plano will initially open for dinner only, Sunday – Thursday 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Now finished with summer-long renovations, the 5,800 square-foot building boasts four private dining areas, a heavily-landscaped outdoor patio, a large sit-down bar and an insulated patio off of the main dining room for year-round use. The interior embodies the same atmosphere and vibe of the original, with a small fireplace, campy-yet-nostalgic Texas artwork and raw, reclaimed wood throughout. Diners have a clear view into the kitchen, with nothing separating them from the action but a low countertop, crafted out of maple planking that once served as a roller rink in Seagoville, Texas. Behind the counter is the crown jewel of the restaurant, a 10-foot custom-designed hearth.   Continue reading


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Chef Tim Byres Boiled Some Bugs This Weekend

DSC01233by Steven Doyle

This past weekend was filled with outdoor parties and merriment with small festivals and crawfish boils on nearly every street corner. Sunday looked a bit precarious with the early morning and afternoon rain, but just before the doors opened at Chicken Scratch, the skies opened and the music began to blare. The Zydeco Kings took their cue from nature and began to tap out some righteous tunes all the while chef Tim Byres did his thing al fresco, grilling oysters, boil up mud bugs and stirring the proverbial creole pot of gumbo. This was a celebration that most assuredly pleased King Creole himself.     Continue reading

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Salute To King Creole Crawfish Festival At Chicken Scratch This Sunday

Tim_Byresby Steven Doyle  photo by Robert Bostick

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Chef Tim Byres of Smoke, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, Bar Belmont and Outpost American Tavern and Jim Gossen, President and CEO of Louisiana Foods, host the first annual Salute to King Creole Crawfish Festival at Chicken Scratch and The Foundry. Celebrating all things Louisiana, guests can “laissez les bon temps rouler” with crawfish tastings, drinks provided by Stoli Vodka and Peticolas Brewing Company, and live entertainment from the Zydeco Stingrays on The Foundry’s outdoor stage.

Beginning at 4:30pm, revelers are invited to let the good times roll with Creole tastings created by the joined forces of Jim Gossen and Chef Tim Byres. Tastes will be served throughout the compound at separate stations including a Gumbo Station, Oyster Station, and of course, an authentic Crawfish Boil Station filled with farm-raised Louisiana crawfish gussied up with special herbs and spices. Besides the good eatin’, festival-goers will enjoy cocktails provided by Stoli and beer provided by Dallas’ own Peticolas Brewing Company.   Continue reading

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Tim Byres Wins Food and Wine’s “The Peoples’s Best New Chef”…

Chef  Tim Byres of Smoke snags the title for the Southwest region.  Details at dallasnews.com.

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