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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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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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Artista

The Days Are Numbered For Artista At The Hobby Center

Posted: October 25, 2017 at 8:17 am   /   Restaurant Closings

For 15 years, the most opulent of the Cordúa Group restaurants, Artista, has been a steadfast, pre-show dining venue at The Hobby Center For The Performing Arts, serving approachable Latin fare like chimichurri beef and achiote shrimp. However, its days are now numbered. A reader tip led us to confirm with executive chef David Cordúa […]

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Cordúa Restaurants Shutters Amazón Grill, Ventures Into Online Delivery Business

Posted: September 13, 2017 at 10:52 am   /   Restaurant Closings

Two weeks ago, Amazón Grill was feeding first responders to Hurricane Harvey for free. Now, Cordúa Restaurants has closed the physical doors of this venture—and opened a new one online. Executive chef David Cordúa says that Christian’s Tailgate Bar and Grill is taking over Amazón Grill’s brick-and-mortar lease in the Upper Kirby area. That brings the total number of locations […]

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