Where: Smoke  
City: Dallas, TX
Address: 901 Ft. Worth Ave.
Cost: $14 

Tim Byres, owner and chef of Smoke in Dallas, was voted Best New Chef in 2012 by Food and Wine. Fittingly, given the name of his restaurant, Byres is a kind of gastronomical pyro, outfitting his posh set-up with a wood grill in the kitchen and a smoke pit. His peppery burger takes advantage of these notes on the palate with bacon smoked in-house, smoked cheddar, a honey-tinged roll, and an exquisite slow-cooked egg fritter.