Indulge in Mom-and-Pop Cooking at Underbelly


Indulge in Mom-and-Pop Cooking at Underbelly

1100 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006

Chef Chris Shepherd, a recipient of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest, wants to "tell the story of Houston food." At Underbelly, this means a menu that draws inspiration from the multicultural tapestry woven among the strip malls and urban sprawl—Korean rice cakes and braised goat, southern biscuits and gravy, crispy local vegetables dressed in caramelized fish sauce. Ask Shepherd where else you should eat and he might point you to any number of mom-and-pop shops serving Thai or Vietnamese or Mexican. Or, he might point to the wall of photographs paying homage to the people and plates that inform and inspire the cooking at Underbelly. He may even ask that you turn over your menu, whose backside reps a host of far-flung Houston dining rooms that Shepherd recommends, urges, implores you visit.

Food Style: Pan-Asian

Price Level: $$$

Reservations Accepted: Yes

Atmosphere: Foodist Scene

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