Dallas's Best Cheap Eats
Smoke Restaurant chef Tim Byres shares his favorite spots for the city's bargain eats.
Photo: Jody Horton, Article: Paula Disbrowe
Meet Our Dallas Restaurant Connoisseur
Tim Byres is a Dallas star known for gutsy smokehouse flavors paired with spiffed-up Southern-style preparations–think pimiento
cheese croquettes with grilled romaine. But when he leaves the kitchen, he's ready to be anonymous. "There's my life and the
restaurant life," he says. "The hospitality biz is awesome and intriguing, but it can be consuming. I'm interested in family-run
businesses and passed-down recipes, so that means little independent restaurants. It's fun because when you go, it's like
being in someone's house."