Disco Party

A 1970s disco breaks out at a hot Houston restaurant: Celebration time!

A 1970s disco breaks out at a hot Houston restaurant: Celebrate!

2 Annie Schen, from left, Lily Jang and Melanie Mabry at the Eleven XI party November 2013
With the '70s as the theme, the ladies — Annie Schen, from left, Lily Jang and Melanie Mabry — dressed up for the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
18 Kevin Bryant at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Chef Kevin Bryant channels the '70s at his Eleven XI six-month anniversary party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
25 Steve Rophail, from left, Kathleen Paz and Saner Nassar at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Steve Rophail, from left, Kathleen Paz and Saner Nassar at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
19 Lauren Miller and Jim Cahoon at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Lauren Miller and Jim Cahoon at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
15 Joe Isaac at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Eleven XI's Joe Isaac in a '70s sort of mood at the restaurant's six-month anniversary party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
16 Joe Welborn at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Eleven Xi general manager Joe Welborn gets groovy at '70s themed bash. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
22 Mike Mahlstedt, left, and Kyle Dutton at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Mike Mahlstedt, left, and Kyle Dutton at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
13 Jodie Eisenhardt and Mark Sullivan at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Jodie Eisenhardt and Mark Sullivan at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
5 Craig and Anna Sites at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Craig and Anna Sites at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
10 Ira Green, left, and Billy By at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Ira Green, left, and Billy By at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
23 Scott Elmore at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Scott Elmore at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
9 Howard Herring, from left, Lynn Clarke and Karyn Enriquez at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Howard Herring, from left, Lynn Clarke and Karyn Enriquez at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
8 Eric Bhark and Nicole Winston at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Eric Bhark and Nicole Winston at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
7 Daniel Ortiz and Kahlia Castellanos at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Daniel Ortiz and Kahlia Castellanos at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
1 Andrew Pena and Heather Alcala at the Eleven XI party November 2013
Andrew Pena and Heather Alcala at the Eleven XI party. Photo courtesy of Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar
2 Annie Schen, from left, Lily Jang and Melanie Mabry at the Eleven XI party November 2013
18 Kevin Bryant at the Eleven XI party November 2013
25 Steve Rophail, from left, Kathleen Paz and Saner Nassar at the Eleven XI party November 2013
19 Lauren Miller and Jim Cahoon at the Eleven XI party November 2013
15 Joe Isaac at the Eleven XI party November 2013
16 Joe Welborn at the Eleven XI party November 2013
22 Mike Mahlstedt, left, and Kyle Dutton at the Eleven XI party November 2013
13 Jodie Eisenhardt and Mark Sullivan at the Eleven XI party November 2013
5 Craig and Anna Sites at the Eleven XI party November 2013
10 Ira Green, left, and Billy By at the Eleven XI party November 2013
23 Scott Elmore at the Eleven XI party November 2013
9 Howard Herring, from left, Lynn Clarke and Karyn Enriquez at the Eleven XI party November 2013
8 Eric Bhark and Nicole Winston at the Eleven XI party November 2013
7 Daniel Ortiz and Kahlia Castellanos at the Eleven XI party November 2013
1 Andrew Pena and Heather Alcala at the Eleven XI party November 2013

What: The six-month anniversary of Eleven XI.

Where: Eleven XI in Montrose.

The 411: Dinner service ended early on this night in which chef Kevin Bryant, GM Joe Welborn, Anna Sites and Joe Isaac turned the popular eatery into a rollicking '70s disco scene. The intimate, somewhat impromptu happening for friends and staff saw a crowd strutting sequins, polyester and dayglow colors, while finding in the jello shots, specialty cocktails and ice luge the courage to step out outrageously. Food and wine opportunities were offered by industry friends in a raffle that earned $2,500 for the veterans' non-profit Team RWB. A duo of DJs — Sweet Zen and Poe Junior —kept the decibel-level party friendly.

Who: The party crowd included KHOU Channel 11 news anchor Lily Jang, Mark Sullivan, Jodie Eisenhardt, Jason Reeves, Marcy de Luna, Melissa and Daniel Levin, Avi Katz, Daniel Ortiz, Mike Mahlstedt, Kyle Dutton and Michael Briggs.

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