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Underbelly is now more than four walls with a kitchen!

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“Underbelly is now more than four walls with a kitchen. It’s a philosophy that we use as our compass, not just in cooking, but in life. 

We opened UB Preserv to preserve what we started at Underbelly, but we’re taking it even further. Houston doesn’t limit itself, and neither are we. Houston is the most diverse city in the country, and our menu reflects that. Let’s break bread together and learn something new.” – Chris Shepherd, Chef and Owner

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Your Complete Guide to The Museum District

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The Museum District is the center of Houston’s culture, art, and beautiful parks. With 19 cultural institutions, the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is the perfect area to spend a Saturday afternoon.   Keep Reading

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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Photos: Night Heron, Your New Montrose Favorite

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Montrose is one of the best neighborhoods in Houston. Its quirky array of shops and coffeehouses, proximity to the Museum District, and unbeatable restaurants all contribute to the area’s appeal. One of the newest watering holes on the scene is also one of the best. Within just weeks of opening, Agricole Hospitality’s Night Heron has carved its space as a noteworthy neighborhood nest. With inventive cocktails, a globally-inspired menu, and a comfortable, airy space, the only thing you’re left wanting when you leave is more.

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Houston Restaurants Team Up for Child Abuse Prevention

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Emmaline dining room © Julie Soefer Photography

For the sixth year in a row, many of Houston’s leading restaurants are teaming up with The Thread Alliance, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending child abuse once and for all, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Starting on April 1st, Houston diners will find a Blue Plate Special entrée, dessert, or drink on the menu at participating eateries; for every Blue Plate menu item ordered, the restaurant will donate percentage of its proceeds to The Thread Alliance.

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After the Rodeo, Head to Tony Mandola’s

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The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo swings into full gear tonight with a rollicking performance from country superstar Garth Brooks. For the next three weeks, Houston is Rodeo City, home to the largest livestock show and the richest regular-season rodeo in the world. Close to three million visitors will stream through the rodeo gates before all is said and done. Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen, never ones to miss a big event, is marking the occasion with a mouthwatering Rodeo Special.

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Premier Mediterranean Hotspot Debuts First Texas Location in Houston Galleria

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Fig & Olive Houston

Fig & Olive, the acclaimed concept beloved across New York, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Chicago, and Washington D.C., is making its Texas debut in the Houston Galleria. This March, discover the concept’s authentic French, Spanish, and Italian flavors, expertly woven into seasonal dishes and signature premium olive oils.

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Your Guide to Houston’s Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinners

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Flower arrangement by John Friedman

It’s February, which means it’s time to start planning your most romantic Valentine’s Day yet. Spoil the special someone in your life with an unforgettable meal, courtesy of some of the best restaurants in Houston. Below are a few of the top dinners in town.

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Hungry’s, Longtime Houston Favorite, Debuts New Vegan Menu

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Hungry’s Cafe has long been a Houston favorite, and no wonder—their healthy, delicious entrees and refined atmosphere are a winning combination. Since the mid-1970s, their health-conscious international cuisine has attracted discerning diners and vegetarians alike.

Now, Hungry’s has taken another exciting step: The debut of a brand new Vegan Features menu. The daily offerings, which are available at both Hungry’s locations, have deepened their commitment to a healthy lifestyle and delighted customers.

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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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