Tim Byres’ Whole Pig on the Patio at Smoke, Dallas

I smell like "Smoke," and I like it. In celebration of Tim Byres winning Food & Wine Magazine's "The People's Best New Chef Southwest," the boys put together a little fiesta on the patio.

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^ Check out that pig! (and Tim, too!)

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^ Ceviche; and fixin's.

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^ Chef Byres adds some flavor, as a interpretive piñata version of himself looms above.

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Friend-foodie-bloggy-chefy types.

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^ Mariachis perform as the comedy classic "Three Amigos" plays on the wall above. We make many El Guapo references – a plethora of references, in fact.

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Byres overlooks his patio, and contemplates the potential of similar evenings coming this summer. Stay tuned!