For reasons I can’t quite put my finger on, I feel a degree of pride about the opening next Tuesday of the first satellite location of Dish Restaurant. Do you feel me? It feels like one of our flock has left the nest.

DISH_©Marple_141The original Dish opened at the ilume in 2009, and has thrived as a popular hangout for the gay community, especially with the monthly Drag Brunch (which, by the way, is this Sunday) as well as its refreshing menu, New Year’s Eve service, parade-ready patio and much more. Of course, Dish’s owner, Tim McEneny, has had plenty of experience at other restaurants in town; it’s not like Dish was his only venture. But Tim has always embraced the gay community, and it’s something of a compliment that “our” Dish has become the prototype for what he plans to be more “renditions” opening across North Texas and, for that matter, the country.

The new Dish — which will start serving lunch and dinner on Feb. 24, and Saturday/Sunday brunch on Feb. 28/March 1 — will have exec chef Andrew Bell on hand, and will feature Asian pulled-pork salad, signature flatbreads (pictured), diver scallops and many other familiar plate. The location will be 8611 Hillcrest Ave., at the corner of Northwest Highway.

In other lunch-y new, Henry’s Majestic officially opened for lunch yesterday.

Also in foodie-news, Chinese New Year officially begins tomorrow, Feb. 19, and Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck will be commemorating all week long with an extravagant five-course tasting menu through Feb. 27. As a special treat on Friday, the restaurant will have a Market Night, featuring market stalls, lion dancers and a complimentary glass of champagne for all guests. And with 2015 being the Year of the Sheep, among the items will be a cumin-soy sheep-chop. The meal is $110/person ($155 with wine pairings). Reservations can be made by calling 214-741-5560.