Underbelly, the uniquely Houston concept from chef Chris Shepherd and partner Bobby Heugel, is scheduled to open in November. While the pictures here show the very beginning stages of Underbelly's construction, a press release issued recently described the design as a "contemporary farmhouse." Other features mentioned: a wine cellar with large windows and a 35-seat community table not far from the kitchen line.
As for the food, Houston meat lovers are already peeing their pants in excitement with the announcement that Underbelly will have its own butcher shop. Like a pre-schooler on the playground, Shepherd will be carving up pigs, grass-fed cows, goats and fish (and no telling what else) in his new workshop, processing all meats in-house.