This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

May 10, 2012


Another much anticipated opening was underbelly, with Chris Shepherd at the helms.  Sharing a building or wall? with the haymerchant, parking around here can be difficult.  Lucky for valet.  With this being on Houston's hot list, reservations are hard to come by hence our meal beginning after 8:30.

the atmosphere is the new modern casual farm to table appeal. but it's a place to be scene from the crowd that was gathered that night.  a small bar area up front, with a few tables on a patio, then a larger dining area inside with a connecting smaller room.

the menus are presented inside old hardbook covers. loved it.  the menu changes often, so it's hard to recommend, or get recommendations, since we got a few beforehand.. of which none were on the menu that night.

AND Sadly half the menu seemed out for the night, so we had minimal options and proteins to choose from.  but of what we had there was a decent mix.. i would have to say we missed out on trying the delectable's do to our late resso time.   of course that night we broke bread 'literally' (get that bread, WHY SO DELICIOUS?)  with some of the best dining companions so we had a great time, wine, champagne, and conversation.

1100 Westheimer