Houston's Food Awakening
By Kaitlyn Goalen
Photo: Debora Smail
“The story of Houston food”—the motto of this restaurant—is apt. Having explored the kitchens of both fine-dining temples and hole-in-the-wall gems, chef Chris Shepherd shares his knowledge of the city in dishes like Korean rice dumplings, each a fiery missile burrowed in a pile of pulled goat, and the daily bycatch special, which on one recent trip was a fillet of mako shark with bone marrow vinaigrette and kabocha squash purée.
1100 Westheimer Rd.; UnderbellyHouston.com