Thank you for looking into this issue. I was aware that there were some eccentricities when loading kendo controls in hidden containers. However, my grid is initialized in a hidden container and it displays fine. I would expect it to work the same when I called the read method a second time.
The work around that I came up with is identical to the example in the Dojo that you provided with the exception that I used the Show event of the TabStrip. I was hoping for a solution that didn't require hooking into a TabStrip event, but if this is what you would suggest I will keep it.