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News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015, Tony Vallone
Tony Vallone celebrates his namesake restaurant's 50th anniversary. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015, Scott McLean, Kate McLean, Paul Loyd
Scott McLean, Tony's chef Kate McLean, Paul Loyd. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2105 Ileana Trevino, Donna Vallone, Kristina Somervile
Ileana Trevino, Donna Vallone, Kristina Somerville. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Tony's at 50 Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse
Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Tony's at 50
At least a dozen flaming, salt-encrusted Gulf red snappers were paraded throughout the restaurant. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015 Dan Wolterman, Lori Wolterman
Dan Wolterman, Lori Wolterman. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015, Alistair Blair, Alex Blair, Edward Ziegler, Rini Ziegler
Alistair Blair, Alex Blair, Edward Ziegler, Rini Ziegler. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Tony's at 50 Soraya McClelland, Scott McClelland
Soraya McClelland, Scott McClelland, Laurie Krohn, Tracy Krohn. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Tony's at 50
Julie Voss, Craig Cordola, Allison Cordola. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015, ice cream bombe
The ice cream bombe with sparklers, height of the celebration. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Tony's at 50 Margaret Alkek Williams
Margaret Alkek Williams, Nancy Ames. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Tony's at 50 exterior
The porte cochere transformed into a swank cocktail lounge, Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Tony's at 50
Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Rufus Cormier. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015 Karen Freedman, David Greenberg
Karen Freedman, David Greenberg. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
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Fayez Sarofim, Susan Sarofim. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015, Medallions of Veal with caviar
Medallions of veal with Ossetra caviar. Photo by Jeremy Parzan
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015 Shara Fryer, Barry Silverman
Shara Fryer, Barry Silverman. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Tony's at 50
Sam Malone, Denise Malone. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015 Bryan Glass, Mari Trevino, Miguel Trevino
Bryan Glass, Mari Trevino, Miguel Trevino. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015 John Daugherty, Cathy Marion, Jesse Marion
John Daugherty, center, Cathy Marion, Jesse Marion. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015 Nina Hendee, Edd Hendee, Grace Kim
Nina Hendee, Edd Hendee, Grace Kim. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Shelby, Tony's 50th, Nov. 2015 cannelloni
Traditional Tony's cannelloni from the '70s menu. Photo by Shelby Hodge