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Underbelly Hospitality Opens Georgia James Tavern in Downtown Houston

Chris Shepherd’s Underbelly Hospitality has introduced many tasty ideas to Houston, and now we are able to look ahead to yet one more. 

On Tuesday, July 27, Underbelly Hospitality will introduce its informal, sister offshoot to their critically acclaimed Georgia James restaurant in downtown Houston, Georgia James Tavern.

In response to a press launch, Georgia James Tavern will make the most of the identical philosophies on sourcing, approach, service, and a focus to element that outline Georgia James.

“I like Georgia James,” stated chef and proprietor Chris Shepherd. “However I perceive that it’s not a restaurant most individuals can go to on a day by day and even weekly foundation. Georgia James Tavern is designed to be a spot the place our friends need to—and may—eat day-after-day.”

To assist add a few of that authentic Georgia James taste, the brand new restaurant enlists assist from a few of Underbelly’s veterans. Present sous chef at Georgia James, Matthew “Tally” Coburn might be working the present as chef de delicacies on the new Georgia James outpost. An idea pushed by approach, Georgia James Tavern will apply related, but scaled-down renditions of a few of their widespread plates, like Xavi’s Membership and the 7 Vegetable Salad.

Restaurant-goers will discover that the menu is full of various choices, starting from salads, sandwiches, burgers, and, sure, cast-iron seared steaks, together with entrées cooked in a wood-burning oven.

“A tavern is a spot for folks to collect, drink and eat,” stated Coburn. “We need to construct a way of neighborhood with this restaurant strengthened by {our relationships} with native farmers and ranchers, and the easy, technique-driven menu will mirror these relationships. My objective is for our friends to really feel the tradition we create from the second they stroll within the door.”

Along with the delicacies, Georgia James Tavern will supply an in depth wine checklist, curated by wine director Matthew Pridgen, and a cocktail and spirits program from Underbelly’s spirits director, Westin Galleymore.

To suit the informal aesthetic, the wine program will characteristic some small names alongside the extra widespread, heavy hitters. Pridgen desires the checklist to supply “one thing for everybody, from the informal patio bottle to probably the most sought-after allotted wines.”

Regardless of the again bar being rather a lot smaller than the one at Georgia James, the tastes and high quality of the cocktails might be no totally different. A few of the basic cocktails from Georgia James might be seen on the menu, in addition to just a few new ones that “push boundaries,” and a small checklist of drinks particularly designed to take to-go.

As well as, Victoria Dearmond is the brand new eatery’s pastry director and curated a dessert program that’s easy, and comfy. Tasty treats on the menu embrace an apple crumble that serves as an ode to the Georgia James apple pie.

The restaurant is situated on the bottom flooring of Market Sq. Tower, by Houston-based Nest Inside Design Group. 

Georgia James Tavern opens as we speak, July 27 at Houston’s Market Sq. Tower. 777 Preston. Hours: 5–10 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday, 5–11 p.m. Friday–Saturday, 5–9 p.m. Sunday. 

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