Tag: chris

An Epic Post Super Bowl Meal in Houston

The Best Thing I Ate Last Week One Fifth is a new concept in Houston owned by my pal Chris Shepherd. Housed in a teeny old church that became an adult film studio before facing the wrecking ball, Chris got a stay of execution and is now putting a new restaurant in the space each…  Read More

Underbelly

The Story of Houston Food At Houston’s acclaimed Underbelly, chef Chris Shepherd (a 2013 Food & Wine Best New Chef) celebrates the city’s ethnic diversity and unique, underutilized local ingredients. His food, which he calls “New American Creole,” is heavily influenced by the Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Korean and Mexican communities that make the city such…  Read More

The Bristol

Consistently Creative American Fare This contemporary American bistro in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood has become a staple in the city’s booming restaurant scene. Chef Chris Pandel’s adventurous plates and relentless attention to detail packs the boisterous dining room with loyal fans every night (a focus on local ingredients, a knowledgable waitstaff and a serious cocktail program…  Read More

The Bristol

Consistently Creative American Fare This contemporary American bistro in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood has become a staple in the city’s booming restaurant scene. Chef Chris Pandel’s adventurous plates and relentless attention to detail packs the boisterous dining room with loyal fans every night (a focus on local ingredients, a knowledgable waitstaff and a serious cocktail program…  Read More