The time has come. According to the Dallas Morning News, chef Tim Byres has expanded his modern Texas empire to West Plano, with the second location of Smoke opening the doors to its new spot (a former Snuffer's) over the weekend. Expect food similar to what's on the original Smoke menu, including the big rib. New dishes will included 'family-style feasts,' sausage by the yard, and barbecue boards. Right now, it's dinner only, until Byres and partners Chris Jeffers and Chris Zielke "decide it's time to roll out breakfast, lunch and brunch." According to Facebook, the new location is not taking reservations and seating is apparently limited at this time.
As for the gorgeous new space, the bad ass custom-built hearth is obviously the show stopper here, but wait, there's more 'mechanical' wonders to behold:
There's a J&R Oyler pit, a rotisserie that can cook an entire animal, a cold smoker, an Argentinian-style grill for steak and fish, and slate rocks for over-the-fire cooking. Nearby are clay pots - which Byres says are similar to Crock Pots of the olden days - and big serving trays for new family-style dishes.
On top of that, there's also a gigantic gumball machine filled with fake mustaches, a secret mural, a chair that once belonged to the Burt Reynolds estate, a screened in porch with an unusual ax collection, photos of memaws, and more decorative ephemera that sounds like the curated lovechild of Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson.
2408 Preston Road, Plano, TX 75093
Official Status: Now Open