Underbelly – Houston, TX

Underbelly | The Story of Houston Food


1100 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006

M-Th 11a-3p (lunch) 5p-10p (dinner)
F 11a-3p (lunch) , 5p-11p (dinner)
Sa 5-11p

Underbelly better described as “The story of Houston Food” is narrated by Chef Chris Shepherd, who looks to share the cultural diversity of Houston through food. This establishment is located in the cultural, vivacious part of Houston, Montrose. The environment brings a southern casual romantic feel, with a very spacious and open dining area that encourages interaction. The front side of the dining area houses the restaurant’s butcher shop, which can be seen through glass windows. Located at the front of the dining area is an open kitchen, allowing diners to experience a semi-personal cooking experience( and maybe see the Chef himself). I visited on a night when Chef Shepherd held a going-away celebration for one of the members of staff. The demonstration added to my whole experience at Underbelly, and truly gave a homey feel. You could see many families, couples on dates, as well as friends dining before heading out on the town. This is one true depiction of our city, click here for a quick video tour of Underbelly.

What I Ate:
We ordered from their cute storybook cover menu, and decided to go with the Smoked Pork Roast, Butter Nut Squash Hash with Sugar Cane Pecan Glaze, and  2 Lard Biscuits. Their meals are a true family size, and although costly, they are worth every penny. The pork was perfectly cooked, with the glaze, Squash and Okra offering an ideal complement. The Lard biscuits were fantastic, and still tasted the same the day after.

Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Underbelly Houston

With the amazing Chef of #Underbelly Chris Shepherd 👌#tastemadehouston #brunchanvonversation

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1 Comment

  1. May 2, 2015 / 7:09 am

    I can imagine how tasty it would be the Smoked Pork Roast. I would like to try Lard biscuits in popular San Francisco restaurants, as I haven’t tried it. Lovely plating done by the chief. Seems so tasty food of the restaurant.

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