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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 stay up for another. 

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 accordance with a press launch, Georgia James Tavern will make the most of the identical philosophies on sourcing, approach, service, and a spotlight 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 each day and even weekly foundation. Georgia James Tavern is designed to be a spot the place our friends wish to—and might—eat each 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 shall be working the present as chef de delicacies on the new Georgia James outpost. An idea pushed by approach, Georgia James Tavern will apply comparable, but scaled-down renditions of a few of their in style plates, like Xavi’s Membership and the 7 Vegetable Salad.

Restaurant-goers will discover that the menu is crammed with 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 assemble, drink and eat,” stated Coburn. “We wish to construct a way of group with this restaurant strengthened by {our relationships} with native farmers and ranchers, and the straightforward, 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 intensive wine listing, 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 in style, heavy hitters. Pridgen desires the listing to supply “one thing for everybody, from the informal patio bottle to essentially the most sought-after allotted wines.”




Regardless of the again bar being lots smaller than the one at Georgia James, the tastes and high quality of the cocktails shall be no totally different. Among the basic cocktails from Georgia James might be seen on the menu, in addition to a number of new ones that “push boundaries,” and a small listing 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 ground of Market Sq. Tower, by Houston-based Nest Inside Design Group. 

Georgia James Tavern opens immediately, 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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