Dish Society Expands Again

Farm-to-table neighborhood cafe adds third location with large patio

Farm-to-table neighborhood cafe adds third location with large patio

Dish Society Aaron Lyons
Owner Aaron Lyons anticipates opening three more locations in 2017 and 2018. Photo by Dragana Harris
Dish Society shrimp and grits
Dish Society specalizes in comfort food like shrimp and grits. Photo by Debora Smail
Dish Society Memorial Green rendering
A rendering shows Dish Society's third location in Memorial Green. Courtesy image
Dish Society Pork Belly Hash
Pork Belly Hash from Dish Society's breakfast menu. Photo by Debora Smail
Dish Society Katy interior
Dish Society emphasizes local ingredients. Photo by Kimberly Park
Dish Society Citrus glazed salmon
Citrus-glazed salmon. Photo by Debora Smail
Dish Society Aaron Lyons
Dish Society shrimp and grits
Dish Society Memorial Green rendering
Dish Society Pork Belly Hash
Dish Society Katy interior
Dish Society Citrus glazed salmon

Dish Society is on the move again. The farm-to-table neighborhood restaurant with locations in Tanglewood and Katy will open its third location in the Memorial Green mixed-use development. 

Dish Society owner Aaron Lyons said in a statement that he sees the new outpost, which is located between Memorial City Mall and CityCentre, as a way to reach an area of town where people might already be familiar with the restaurant while avoiding the traffic associated with the established shopping centers.

"It was clear when I started doing market research on the area that it desperately needs a casual, easily accessible neighborhood spot that's cool and also kid friendly, a place folks can go several times a week." Lyons said.

When it opens in the spring of 2017, the restaurant's 4,000-square feet will make it the largest Dish Society location. A 1,300-square foot patio will provide an additional 100 seats. Expect the same mix of counter service breakfast and lunch with full service at dinner that has been successful at the other two locations. Like Katy, the Memorial Green location will feature a full bar with a focus on Texas beers and craft cocktails.

The new location's larger size will also allow the restaurant to operate a commissary kitchen to maintain consistency between all three outposts and provide for future growth. If all goes according to plan, Lyons will add a fourth location in 2017 and two more restaurants in 2018.

"The first two locations were rough drafts," Lyons concluded. "This store will be a lot closer to my vision. It's exciting."

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