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DISH SOCIETY LAUNCHES WINTER 2014 MENU AND CATERING DIVISION UNDER NEW DIRECTOR OF CULINARY OPERATIONS/EXECUTIVE CHEF ALBERT VASQUEZ

Houston, TX – Red curry chili with cornbread croutons, grilled chicken gnocchi and a savory deconstructed chicken pot pie are just a few of the new fall menu items guests can enjoy under the direction of newly appointed Dish Society Executive Chef, Albert Vasquez. Veteran chef Vasquez will oversee culinary operations at the restaurant’s original location as well as its new location in Katy, set to open in late January. Hailing from the Texas Gulf Coast, Vasquez has cooked and managed restaurants all across Texas including local eateries Holley’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, Uchi, and Benjy’s in the Village, among others.

In addition to the hearty chicken pot pie, expect a brisket-stuffed sweet potato, roasted beet salad with Texas goat cheese or a grilled pear salad with almonds and Parmesan, winter kabob with lemon garlic sofrito, and dessert menu updates. At the all-day diner, you’ll still find house favorites like the shrimp and smoked Gouda grits, crisp apple pecan salad, or grass-fed brisket ‘n eggs. To drink, Dish Society has expanded its already solid wine selection based on demand from its Monday half-priced bottles special. In addition to spritzers, including natural elderflower or snappy sangrias, health-minded guests can get juiced with fresh-squeezed house blends.

“Our goal in bringing Albert on board as director of culinary operations is to ensure quality and consistency across multiple units with both menu development and staff execution,” says Aaron Lyons, founder/owner at Dish Society. “We’ll continue to let seasonal ingredients and feedback from our guests dictate menu decisions.”

Recently, the restaurant introduced a new catering menu, which mirrors the restaurant’s farm to table menu. Whether corporate or social, for a minimum of six guests, the all-day menu (starting with a full breakfast) is available for pick up or delivery. The entire restaurant is also available to rent for events.

Additionally, the restaurant announced day-of-the-week specials including Kids Eat Free on Tuesday (with purchase of regular entrée) and $4 local craft beer on Wednesday.

The 10-month-old Galleria area farm-to-table eatery rotates menu items seasonally as local product availability changes. Dedicated to using the highest quality and freshest ingredients possible, Dish Society sources a majority of its items locally from suppliers such as Atkinson Farms, Sustainable Harvesters, Ole Dad Farm, Black Hill Ranch, and Slow Dough Bread Company.

For more information visit www.dishsociety.com or follow the restaurant on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

ABOUT DISH SOCIETY

Aaron Lyons, a first time restaurateur, created the concept for Dish Society while earning his MBA at The University of Texas at Austin. The farm-to-table eatery with convenient fast-service options is located in the high-energy Galleria area of Houston. Dedicated to using the highest quality and freshest ingredients possible, Dish Society sources a majority of its items locally from suppliers such as Atkinson Farms, Sustainable Harvesters, Black Hill Ranch, and Slow Dough Bread Company. Under the direction of Executive Chef Albert Vasquez, the all-day diner turns out a seasonally changing menu with healthful modern twists on traditional favorites. In addition to the robust coffee program by Greenway Coffee, guests can enjoy fresh squeezed juices, a rotating selection of local craft beers, and an approachable wine list served in a modern industrial atmosphere. A second Dish Society location is scheduled to open early 2015 in Katy, TX at the coveted LaCenterra Shopping Center on Cinco Ranch Blvd.

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