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Ciao Bello

When Restaurants Are Going To Close, Why Aren’t Employees and Customers Warned?

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings

It was August 1, the first day of Houston Restaurant Weeks 2018, more than a month of prix fixe dining menus benefitting the Houston Food Bank that’s hotly anticipated by diners every year. As in the past, the staff at Ciao Bello was preparing for a busy night, with a portion of sales from each […]

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The Ivy & James At Evelyn’s Park Closed — Facility Now Hosting Pop-Ups

Posted: July 2, 2018 at 9:55 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Closings

Some projects just seem snake-bit. Such has been the case with The Ivy & James which shuttered on Saturday, June 30, after only a year in Evelyn’s Park Conservancy. The park is located at the former Teas Nursery site in Bellaire at 4400 Bellaire Boulevard. According to the Instant News Bellaire web site, the restaurant […]

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Chef Johann Schuster

Charivari Is Closing As Chef Johann Schuster Sets Sights On A New Restaurant

Posted: April 27, 2018 at 1:18 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Executive chef and owner Johann Schuster of longtime German restaurant Charivari at 2521 Bagby has decided to close after 18 years in business. It’s not entirely sad; Schuster says he is doing this in favor of opening a more casual place focused on modern European fare. Charivari’s history is being celebrated with a big customer party […]

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Chris Shepherd

Underbelly Is Now Closed—Here’s What Happens Next—Updated

Posted: March 27, 2018 at 9:07 am   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Chef-owner Chris Shepherd’s original restaurant, Underbelly, at 1100 Westheimer. closed after dinner on Saturday, March 31. Underbelly will forever be remembered as where Shepherd was at when he won the James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award in 2014—an important event not just for him and his restaurant, but for Houston’s food scene. No Houston chef had […]

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Chris Shepherd with Romanesco broccoli

Underbelly To Relocate And Make Way For Steakhouse Inspired By One Fifth

Posted: December 18, 2017 at 9:08 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

Ever since One Fifth Steak was replaced with the second of what will ultimately be five concepts in total, One Fifth Romance Languages, James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd has been seeking a permanent spot for his steakhouse. Now, it’s been revealed that he and his fellow owners in 1100 Restaurant Group, which includes The […]

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