Houston’s Underbelly

Chef Chris Shepherd describes his hometown of Houston, Texas, as “The most secretive and dynamic culinary destination in the country.” At Underbelly, Chris does his part to make that claim true. Upon entering the eatery, you notice the modern Southern architecture—tall open-rafter ceilings, handcrafted wooden tables, and expansive windows—and the wall of photographs displaying the people who have inspired Chris over the years. He and his staff design the weekly menus to accentuate seasonal produce, fresh catches of seafood, and local grass-fed beef (butchered in house). With food this authentic, Houston’s culinary secret might soon be out!

Photo Source: Michael Paulsen | Houston Chronicle