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Sassy revelers descend on Dish Restaurant & Lounge for sexy 3rd anniversary party

Sassy revelers descend on Dish Restaurant & Lounge for sexy 3rd anniversary party

John McDill, LeeAnne Locken, Daria Kunz
John McDill , LeeAnne Locken , Daria Kunz Photo by Robert Bostick
Alison Edwards, Abby Gregory, Jason Trey, Courtney Edwards, Jason Trey, Jim Duran
Alison Edwards , Abby Gregory , Jim Duran , Courtney Edwards , Jason Trey Photo by Robert Bostick
Jeremy Lewis, Nikki Williams, Quiana Wesley, Dish Restaurant and Lounge third anniversary party
Jeremy Lewis , Nikki Williams , Quiana Wesley Photo by Robert Bostick
Miler Hung, Travis Gasper, Alex Gorinsky, Shaq, Ken Day, Jon Segura
Miler Hung , Travis Gasper , Alex Gorinsky , Shaq , Ken Day , Jon Segura Photo by Robert Bostick
White cheddar pimiento cheese on toast points at Dish Restaurant & Lounge in Dallas
White cheddar pimiento cheese on toast points with truffled mushrooms. Photo by Robert Bostick
Angela Randall, Herbert Barree
Angela Randall , Herbert Barree Photo by Robert Bostick
Jody Martin, Casey Ingram, Deanna Dilizio
Jody Martin , Casey Ingram , Deanna Dilizio Photo by Robert Bostick
Grilled lamb meatball lollipops at Dish Restaurant & Lounge in Dallas
Grilled lamb meatball lollipops with tomato chutney. Photo by Robert Bostick
Tim McEneny, Garreth Dickey
Tim McEneny , Garreth Dickey Photo by Robert Bostick
Ewa Prus, Quentin Dan
Ewa Prus , Quentin Dan Photo by Robert Bostick
Vincent Carpenter, Randall Hedges, Mitch Martin, Brad Nation
Vincent Carpenter , Randall Hedges , Mitch Martin , Brad Nation Photo by Robert Bostick
Eryn Ball, Molly Lyons
Eryn Ball , Molly Lyons Photo by Robert Bostick
Dish Restaurant and Lounge in Dallas
Assorted flatbreads were among the passed appetizers at Dish Restaurant's third anniversary party. Photo courtesy of Dish
Oscar Ortega, Shaq, Devin Ellis, Noel Rodriguez
Oscar Ortega , Shaq , Devin Ellis , Noel Rodriguez Photo by Robert Bostick
Noel Rodriguez, Kelly Green
Noel Rodriguez , Kelly Green Photo by Robert Bostick
Mitch Martin, Wayne Medina, Randal Hedges
Mitch Martin , Wayne Medina , Randal Hedges Photo by Robert Bostick
Sawn Newton, Bill Nemeth
Sawn Newton , Bill Nemeth Photo by Robert Bostick
Dish Restaurant & Lounge third anniversary party
Partygoers huddled around colorfully lit tables on the enclosed patio. Photo by Robert Bostick
Dish Restaurant & Lounge third anniversary party
Balloons floating along the ceiling added to the celebratory vibe. Photo by Robert Bostick
John McDill, LeeAnne Locken, Daria Kunz
Alison Edwards, Abby Gregory, Jason Trey, Courtney Edwards, Jason Trey, Jim Duran
Jeremy Lewis, Nikki Williams, Quiana Wesley, Dish Restaurant and Lounge third anniversary party
Miler Hung, Travis Gasper, Alex Gorinsky, Shaq, Ken Day, Jon Segura
White cheddar pimiento cheese on toast points at Dish Restaurant & Lounge in Dallas
Angela Randall, Herbert Barree
Jody Martin, Casey Ingram, Deanna Dilizio
Grilled lamb meatball lollipops at Dish Restaurant & Lounge in Dallas
Tim McEneny, Garreth Dickey
Ewa Prus, Quentin Dan
Vincent Carpenter, Randall Hedges, Mitch Martin, Brad Nation
Eryn Ball, Molly Lyons
Dish Restaurant and Lounge in Dallas
Oscar Ortega, Shaq, Devin Ellis, Noel Rodriguez
Noel Rodriguez, Kelly Green
Mitch Martin, Wayne Medina, Randal Hedges
Sawn Newton, Bill Nemeth
Dish Restaurant & Lounge third anniversary party
Dish Restaurant & Lounge third anniversary party

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.