The 18 Most Anticipated New Restaurants of 2021
Georgia James Tavern and Wild Oats, Houston
Our 2019 Chef of the Year is always keeping busy, and 2021 is no exception. Chris Shepherd has two new projects in the works slated to open the first half of 2021. The first, Georgia James Tavern, is a casual cousin to his hit steakhouse, Georgia James, that will serve salads, sandwiches and cast-iron cooked steaks. The second project will see Nick Fine, the culinary director of Shepherd’s hospitality group, lead a full-service restaurant devoted to Texas cuisine. Inside the Houston Farmers Market, Wild Oats will serve dishes like Fine’s take on shrimp and grits using masa.