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Here's the Dish on new Katy restaurant: Farm-to-table neighborhood cafe heads west

Here's the Dish on new Katy restaurant: Neighborhood cafe heads west

Dish Society Houston exterior night January 2014
Exterior of the Dish Society in Tanglewood. It's expanding to Katy. Dish Society/Facebook
2 Dish Society tasting chef at stove January 2014
Dish Society executive chef Johnny Romo recently left the company and returned to Austin. Photo by Eric Sandler
Dish Society Katy
Dish Society will be taking over the former Otto's Deluxe Grille in January.  Courtesy photo
Dish Society Aaron Lyons Trent Patterson
Founders Trent Patterson, left, and Aaron Lyons are looking for a new chef.  Courtesy photo
Dish Society Lockhart TX fried quail with Atkinson Farms crisp collards, Gundermann Acres sweet potato hash and roasted corn relish
A Dish Society offering can include Lockhart, TX fried quail with Atkinson Farms crisp collards, Gundermann Acres sweet potato hash and roasted corn relish. Dish Society/Facebook
Dish Society Houston exterior night January 2014
2 Dish Society tasting chef at stove January 2014
Dish Society Katy
Dish Society Aaron Lyons Trent Patterson
Dish Society Lockhart TX fried quail with Atkinson Farms crisp collards, Gundermann Acres sweet potato hash and roasted corn relish

Dish Society announced Thursday that it will add a location in Katy's LaCenterra development to its original in Tanglewood. Known for its casual atmosphere and local sourcing, everything from Atkinson Farms produce to locally roasted Greenway Coffee, Dish Society blends a farm-to-table ethos with a casual neighborhood restaurant. 

 “We’ve always wanted to open in Katy. It’s an underserved market full of our target demographic." 

“We’ve always wanted to open in Katy. It’s an underserved market full of our target demographic,” said Dish Society owner Aaron Lyons in a statement. “LaCenterra is the epicenter and social hub of Katy. It’s a perfect fit for us.” 

Located in the space that formerly housed Otto's Deluxe Grille, the new location will seat 70 people inside. A newly expanded patio will offer seating for over 100 more. As with the original, the new location will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Lyons says he expects the new location to open in January after the renovations are complete. 

One person who isn't making the transition to the new location is founding executive chef Johnny Romo, who recently parted ways with the restaurant. "Johnny did a great job of interpreting the vision for the concept through exceptional dishes that resonate well with our guests," Lyons writes in an email. "We will be forever grateful for the impact he had during his time with us." 

The restaurant is actively interviewing for Romo's replacement. "We’d like to have someone by November but we're taking our time to ensure we get the right fit," Lyons writes. "Someone who buys into our vision and understands the business side of things."