Just as my review of Dish was headed to press (you can read it here) I saw an item — and got an email — complaining that the two gay managers at the Cedar Springs restaurant (but not the straight G.M.) were canned. Apparently, some people are screaming homophobia.
That seems unlikely to me, if only because word also comes that the on-site executive chef, Brian Sommers, has also been let go … and he’s straight. Plus, the G.M. still there, Shawn Horne, is a straight-but-gay-friendly guy I have dealt with ever since he had Kitchen 1924 in Lakewood (he came to Dish directly from Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck).
We’ll see how all this develops, but until it affects the food, I’ll give it time to shake out.