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Tim Byers Is The People's Chef. Plus, Meat Photos!

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Last week we told you about Food and Wine's People's Choice Contest featuring two local chefs, Tim Byres and Tre Wilcox out of 100 chefs across the nation. Yesterday, the news came out that Byres took the big prize. Not just best chef for the Southwest (is Dallas really the Southwest?) but the best chef overall. Byres beat some pretty big names to take the title.

Food and Wine goes on to celebrate Byres' accomplishments including his stellar barbecue, his use of an in-kitchen wood grill, and his hand-pulled, all-natural whole hog, North Carolina-style, which is roasted overnight.

Yet, we know the real reason Byres earned the National title for People's Choice is ...

This...

and this.

For more of Smoke's meats, check out the slideshow we put together here. Congratulations to Chef Byres.

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