It may have been chilly outside, but it was hot, hot, hot inside Dish Restaurant & Lounge, where beautiful women, buoyant men and bespectacled hipsters gathered to celebrate the establishment’s third anniversary. The party also honored DIFFA, a cause near and dear to co-owner Tim Headington.
The crowd filled in quickly in the bar area, where colorful balloons floating along the ceiling added to the party vibe. The scene was equally ebullient outside on the toasty covered patio, where partygoers huddled up on banquettes, sipping cocktails and nibbling passed appetizers such as white pimiento cheese on toast points, black truffle and smoked trout deviled eggs, and now-famous grilled lamb meatball lollipops.
Co-owner Tim McEneny beamed like a proud papa. He was quick to credit general manager Steven Elsea, longtime Dallas front-of-the-house pro, for the warmth of the dining room. He also extolled the virtues of humble executive chef Garreth Dickey, who, after 18 months on the job, has really made the kitchen his own.
Spotted in the trendsetting crowd: Alison Edwards, Abby Gregory, Jackson, LeeAnne Locken, Oscar Ortega, Shaq, Devin Ellis, Noel Rodriguez, Jody Martin, Casey Ingram, Deanna Dilizio, Jason Trey, Courtney Edwards, Jason Trey and Jim Duran.