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James Beard-Winning Chef Chris Shepherd on Cooking and Community

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Chris Shepherd on the Underbelly line—Photo by Julie Soefer Photography

Let’s get one thing straight: Chef Chris Shepherd doesn’t sleep. How else can we explain the vast sea of his accomplishments, which range from a 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest to a themed restaurant concept that closes each year, only to unveil an entirely new menu and look one month later?

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The Top 5 Things to Love About Houston

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On this day of love, we celebrate not only the special people in our lives, but also the beautiful city in which we make some of our best memories. Houston is a stunning place—a sprawling giant with distinct and memorable corners. It is Space City, where we celebrate the next frontier. It is Bayou City, which sometimes floods but always comes back stronger than ever. It is Clutch City. It is Astros City. It is the city we call home, and the city we’re so proud to welcome you to.

There are so many reasons to love Houston—here are our favorite few:

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Montrose Restaurant One Fifth to Host Anniversary Dinner

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One Fifth Romance Languages, Photo by Julie Soefer Photography

James Beard Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd will celebrate the first anniversary of his One Fifth concept with a lavish four-course dinner menu on Monday, January 29. The popular Montrose restaurant comes with a unique twist: Every year for five years, Shepherd will debut a new concept in the same space. Year one was dedicated to steak; the latest iteration is One Fifth Romance Languages. Next Monday’s special anniversary menu will feature favorites from both years, including the return of Shepherd’s four-person, four-foot-long ‘Baller Board’ platter, packed with a surplus of mouthwatering dishes.

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James Beard Winning Chef Chris Shepherd Announces Exciting New Concepts

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Underbelly/Hay Merchant Entrance, Julie Soefer Photography

Chef Chris Shepherd, who helped breathe new life into the Houston food scene with a James Beard Award win in 2014, is preparing for a banner year in 2018. Shepherd announced today that he will open a new steakhouse called Georgia James, so named for his parents, towards the end of the new year. His beloved Underbelly will close, relocate, and rebrand as UB Preserv to make room for the new concept.

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