We just got our invitation to the "invitation only grand opening" of Smoke on Sept. 11. Good ol’ Kinky Friedman, who announced this week he is running for governor again, is hosting the event. With Kinky hosting and the restaurant’s slogan, "Raising hell from scratch!" I’m sensing a rebellious tone.

If you didn’t get an invitation, don’t worry. We will be sure to bring you video and anecdotes from the party here on Back Talk Oak Cliff. And you can try Smoke for yourself after hte restaurant opens Sept. 14.