The dishes at Dish: Ian Kleinman's heirloom tomato salad and Thai basil space foam

The dishes at Dish: Ian Kleinman's heirloom tomato salad and Thai basil space foam
Lori Midson

Cafe Society invited some of our favorite restaurants and food trucks to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what they'll be serving:

Ian Kleinman The Inventing Room

What are you serving at Dish? I'm doing an heirloom tomato and Thai basil space foam. And it's not just out of this world: I'm keeping it local, too, by utilizing the amazing produce from my neighbor's garden.

Before there was molecular gastronomy, before Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay hijacked the Food Network, and before Anthony Bourdain penned Kitchen Confidential, there was Dish (formerly Menu Affair), Westword's annual culinary bash that extols the city's best bites, wine sips, suds and sounds. This year's Dish, slated for Friday, September 9, at Ninth Avenue Historic Park (that's a new venue), features thirty restaurants and food trucks all invited to participate by Cafe Society scribes, along with such liquid assets as beer and wine, along with a celebration of the Art of the Cocktail, and live music from Air Dubai, Rachel Platten and Robert Eldridge.

General admission tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door; VIP tix, which include a food sampling reception and complimentary beer, wine or cocktails, are $75 in advance and $100 at the gate. For more info or to snag your tickets, go to

Chew on the eats that some of our other restaurants will be serving at Dish:

Interstate Kitchen + Bar Snooze Sam's No. 3 Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar Beatrice & Woodsley

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