Tim Byres Plants Tight Quarters Power Bowls in Legacy Hall






Tim Byres Plants Tight Quarters Power Bowls in Legacy Hall

James Beard Award-winning chef reinvents himself with creation of new, ‘better-for-you’ stall

Tim Byres Plants Tight Quarters Power Bowls in Legacy HallAnother award-winning chef is joining 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.”

Tight Quarters will be a small, no frills, rock n’ roll way of better living. At Tight Quarters guests won’t have to compromise between a flavorful, filling meal and a nutritious experience. The power bowls at Tight Quarters will be bursting with flavor and natural ingredients that will have both attitude and style. These bowls will not only be the better choice, they will be your first choice.

Tight Quarters is set to open on Monday, June 25, and will be located on the first floor of Legacy Hall between Bravazo Peruvian Rotisserie and Blist’r Naan Wraps.

Legacy Hall is located at 7800 Windrose Ave. in Plano’s acclaimed Legacy West development and is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to midnight, and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. With accommodations for groups up to 2,000, Legacy Hall is the go-to spot for an unforgettable party. To see the full list of food stalls and the chefs and restaurateurs behind them, visit legacyfoodhall.com/food-stalls.

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Front Burner is a restaurant innovation lab and the force behind more than 100 restaurants and multiple thriving concepts, including Twin Peaks, Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar, Velvet Taco, Ida Claire, The Keeper, The Ranch at Las Colinas and cutting-edge wine-on-tap concept Sixty Vines. Front Burner’s mission is to open independent concepts with memorable names and to use fresh, local products to fill a gap in the market and break the traditional rules of dining. The company’s newest creation is Legacy Hall, the first of several projects envisioned for The Food Hall Company, founded by Randy DeWitt and Jack Gibbons.