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How the Southwest Was Won: Tim Byres Received More Votes than Casey Thompson

Leslie Brenner reports the results of Food and Wine magazine’s “The People’s Best New Chefs” voting.  Chef Tim Byres from Smoke won the Southwest. Byres will be profiled in the magazine’s July issue. Congrats to Chef Byres. And thanks for doing your part to put Dallas on the international culinary scene.

Rest of the winners go below.

Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa (Boston) took top honors. New England: Jamie Bissonnette

(Overall Winner): Coppa, Boston, MA
Midwest: Lee Richardson: Ashley’s at the Capital Hotel, Little Rock, AR
Pacific: Ricardo Zarate: Mo-Chica, Los Angeles, CA
Southwest: Tim Byres: Smoke, Dallas, TX
Northwest: Jason Franey: Canlis, Seattle, WA
Southeast: Bryan Emperor: Kalu, Charlotte, NC
New York Area: David Felton: Ninety Acres, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ
Great Lakes: Jose Salazar: The Palace, Cincinnati, OH
Mid-Atlantic: Kyle Bailey: Birch & Barley, Washington, DC
Gulf Coast: James Lewis: Bettola, Birmingham, AL

2 comments on “How the Southwest Was Won: Tim Byres Received More Votes than Casey Thompson

  1. How do chefs that have been around for years get to be voted “Best New Chef”?