New Woodlands Restaurant

Del Frisco's Grille opens in The Woodlands with lavish spread for more than 500 VIPs

Del Frisco's Grille opens in Woodlands with lavish spread for 500 VIPs

Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Theresa Roemer, Amanda Abiassi, Neera Patidar, Angela Lipsey
Theresa Roemer, from left, Amanda Abiassi, Neera Patidar and Angela Lipsey. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Megan Haag, Patrick Sedar
Megan Haag and Patrick Sedar. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands John & Cheryl Brady, Alison & Rich Henderson
John and Cheryl Brady, left, with Alison and Rich Henderson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Tina and Gary Blanton
Tina and Gary Blanton. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Haley Garcia, Janine Jones, Melissa Rothe
Haley Garcia, from left, Janine Jones and Melissa Rothe. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Del Frisco’s CEO Mark & Shelly Mednansky
Del Frisco’s CEO Mark and Shelly Mednansky. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Nicole Murphy, Missy Herndon, Elvira Cauthen
Nicole Murphy, from left, Missy Herndon and Elvira Cauthen. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Cleverley Stone, Arthur Mooradian
Cleverley Stone and Arthur Mooradian. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Tiffany McClung, Karey Miller, Debbie Melzer
Tiffany McClung, from left, Karey Miller and Debbie Melzer. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Megan Doyle, Charlie & Caroline Raiford
Megan Doyle, left, with Charlie and Caroline Raiford. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Janine Jones, Haley Garcia
Janine Jones and Haley Garcia. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Kim & Wit LeBlanc
Kim and Wit LeBlanc. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Paul, Andrea, Caroline, & Charlie Raiford
Paul, Andrea, Caroline and Charlie Raiford. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Rocky & Helen Del Papa, Ali & JoAnn Taghi
Rocky and Helen Del Papa, from left, with Ali and JoAnn Taghi. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Theresa Roemer, Amanda Abiassi, Neera Patidar, Angela Lipsey
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Megan Haag, Patrick Sedar
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands John & Cheryl Brady, Alison & Rich Henderson
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Tina and Gary Blanton
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Haley Garcia, Janine Jones, Melissa Rothe
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Del Frisco’s CEO Mark & Shelly Mednansky
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Nicole Murphy, Missy Herndon, Elvira Cauthen
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Cleverley Stone, Arthur Mooradian
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Tiffany McClung, Karey Miller, Debbie Melzer
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Megan Doyle, Charlie & Caroline Raiford
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Janine Jones, Haley Garcia
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Kim & Wit LeBlanc
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Paul, Andrea, Caroline, & Charlie Raiford
Del Frisco's Opening Woodlands Rocky & Helen Del Papa, Ali & JoAnn Taghi

What: Del Frisco's Grille in The Woodlands opening.

Where: Restaurant Row at Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands.

The 411: More than 500 Who's Who of The Woodlands walked the red carpet into the new eatery where they were welcomed by GM Jon Peck, executive chef Brian McNamara and Del Frisco's Grille Restaurant Group CEO Mark S. Mednansky in from headquarters in Dallas.

Guests splurged on cheesesteak egg rolls, ahi tuna tacos, mini filet sliders, beatball flatbreads, bacon wrapped Texas quail roulade bites, Bombshell Blond lobster tostadas and a seafood bar made of ice that groaned under the weight of plump Gulf shrimp, mussels and oysters on the half shell.

Who: Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder, Donna and Virginia Gullo, Kyle and Lezlie Herm, Debbie and Sparky Gullo, Tina and Gary Blanton, Melissa and Jack Preston, Megan Haag, Patrick Sedar, Barbara and Steve May, Theresa and Lamar Roemer, Amanda Abiassi, Neera Patidar and Angela Lipsey.