Plano Magazine: Renowned Dallas Chef Tim Byres Plans to Open Tight Quarters in Legacy Hall
Another Award-Winning Chef Joins the Ranks at Legacy Hall
The first floor of the European-style food hall will soon be home to Tight Quarters – the first of its kind. This labor of love from award-winning chef Tim Byres will offer a variety of natural, whole and unprocessed food that is full of attitude and style. This might come as a surprise to fans of Chef Byres, who is most commonly known as the culinary mastermind behind the restaurants SMOKE and Chicken Scratch – some serious meat-centric concepts. Widely regarded as an expert in cooking with wood and fires, Byres has been invited to represent his craft by some of the country’s most respected food programs, including The Chew, Meatopia, Bizarre Foods America and Man Fire Food. In 2012, Byres was named the southwest Food & Wine Magazine’s “People’s Best New Chef” and in 2014, his book “Smoke: New Firewood Cooking” won for the prestigious James Beard Award.
So, why is Byres making a 180-degree turn to craft “better-for-you foods?” “After spending 25 years in a level 10 stress environment – the restaurant industry – I started to look for ways to add balance to my life,” said Byres. “I believe that finding balance is something that a lot of people desire, so I wanted to offer a fast, easy and wholesome dining experience that would allow guests to find equilibrium between a busy life and a better-for-you life. It’s about living your best life, at the age you are; the best you right now, without compromise or counting calories. A good life is about making better choices if it looks and feels good, and not holding yourself back with a rigid diet. Eat better, act natural, be alive.” For more information visit: https://planomagazine.com/tim-byres-tight-quarters-legacy-hall/