February 18, 2014

Austin native opens farm-to-table eatery in HoustonHouston is one of the latest cities to get a new farm-to-table restaurant. The Dish Society eatery opened on Jan. 20, according to the Houston Business Journal. First-time restaurateur and Austin native Aaron Lyons launched the concept in the Galleria area of town. Check it out if you’re interested in culinary arts.

The menu will consist of fresh and local ingredients at a reasonable price point. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served, and prices will range from $9.50 to $15 during the evening hours. The chef heading up the restaurant is Johnny Romo, according to the source. He’s previously worked at Austin’s Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar.

The restaurant also has a brunch menu for foodies. Some of the dishes featured are a southwest scramble, sweet potato hash, Nutella-stuffed French toast, and steak and eggs. Additionally, this speciality menu has migas, which is made up of tortilla chips, cage-free scrambled eggs, jalapeno, cilantro, corn salsa and Cotija cheese.

Dish Society also has a special social hour menu that features small plates like truffle mac and cheese, kale tostadas and quinoa-stuffed avocados. There are also a variety of craft cocktails, such as the Lemon Berry, which contains strawberries, blueberries, cane sugar, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. The Mexican Greyhound drink has grapefruit, jalapeno, Himalayan sea salt, cane sugar and sparkling water.

The main menu calls attention to the Dish Society’s sustainability efforts. They support the local agricultural community by using their produce when possible. The restaurant even extends their eco-friendly efforts to the package practices. Additionally, they compost and recycle their used goods.

The meat and produce used at Dish Society is sourced from a variety of local farms in Houston, Austin, Waco, Montgomery, El Campo and other nearby towns. Some of those growers and food producers include Black Hill Ranch, Homestead Gristmill, Greenway Coffee and Tea Co., and Plant it Forward Farms.