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Houston City Scope December 2017

Aaron Lyons


After announcing plans in Spring 2016 to open a third farm-to-table restaurant in the new Memorial Green luxury development, Dish Society’s long awaited location is now open. The restaurant, built from the ground up in the mixed-use project by Houston-based Midway, boasts the concept’s most expansive footprint to date, featuring a sprawling 1,300 square foot patio with over 100 seats and a walk-up bar in addition to the 100 seats in the dining room. Designed by Gin Braverman of gin design group, it is located at 12525 Memorial Drive, east of Beltway 8 and a few miles south of CITYCENTRE and Town & Country Village.

“It was clear when we started doing market research on this area that it desperately needed a casual, easily accessible neighborhood spot that’s cool yet kid-friendly – a place folks can go several times a week,” says Aaron Lyons, owner of Dish Society. “I think we’ll attract a lot of diners who don’t want to deal with traffic and parking at nearby shopping centers and want a more convenient option.”

Big on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients (75 percent of ingredients come from Texas producers) and wholesome options, the restaurant’s menu represents a modern take on traditional favorites, from Brussels Sprouts Salad and Citrus Quinoa-Stuffed Avocado to Nutella French toast and Gulf shrimp and gouda grits. Like its sister locations, the restaurant will offer counter service for breakfast, lunch and brunch, along with full service for social hour and dinner. Similar to Dish Society’s Katy location, the Memorial Green venue will have a full bar featuring Texas craft beer, wines and handcrafted cocktails, with a larger bar space designed to put more emphasis on the beverage program.

“The first two locations were rough drafts,” says Lyons. “This store is a lot closer to my vision of what future restaurants will look like. It’s exciting to finally see it come to life.” For more information, visit dishsociety.com.



Solis Mammography – the nation’s largest independent provider of breast screening services – has launched its “Help Us Help Houston” campaign through its seven locations across the greater Houston region. From now through Dec. 31, patients who schedule and complete their annual screening mammogram at Solis, will also give the gift of restoration and recovery.

For every mammogram appointment scheduled and completed at any Solis Mammography center through the end of the year, $10 will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund by Solis Mammography and its partners in the effort, HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division and Hologic. To signal their participation in the campaign, all patients need to do is use the code “Harvey” when they check-in for their appointment.

“Many of our patients, team members and partners were deeply impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said DaWanda Nel­son, vice president of operations for Solis Mammography in Houston. “We wanted to provide substantial support, while also continuing our message of the importance of preventative screening to overall breast health. In this way, we’ll be contributing to both the health and well-being of Houston women – and the entire community. We’d also like to express our deep appreciation to our partners HCA Health­care Gulf Coast Division and Hologic for joining us to support and fund this campaign.”

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund was established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Because of the immense need in and around Houston, this fund is dedicated to relieving gaps that are not met by other local and federal efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

To schedule an appointment, go to solismammo.com/schedule-appointment.


Rendering of the new Early Childhood and Lower School building.


Presbyterian School has announced the expansion of its footprint at its Museum District campus to include a new 46,000-square-foot Early Childhood and Lower School building on the corner of Oakdale and Barkdull streets.

Since its founding in 1988, Presbyterian School has grown steadily in response to rising demand for its educational programs, necessitating a $25-million Campus Master Plan completed in 2015 and an $18-20 million Capital Campaign to fund that plan, called Make Room for the Future.

The new building will include a Center for Early Learning, open collaborative spaces for a new Lower School, new arts spaces, areas for after-school programs and nearly 2,000 square feet of additional outdoor play space. It will also house programming in object-based learning and project-based assessment currently being done in formal collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts-Hou­ston and the Glassell School of Art, both of whose campuses are directly adjacent to Presbyterian’s new building.

Presbyterian School hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building on Sunday, Oct. 1, for families, friends, and Trustees of the School.

Visit pshouston.org/makeroomforthefuture for more information, or call Ashlea Taylor, director of institutional philanthropy, at 713-620-6562.

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