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Chris Shepherd serves up a new burger joint for historic farmers market
Chris Shepherd is bringing burgers to the Heights. The James Beard Award winner will open Underbelly Burger at the Houston Farmers Market this summer.
The announcement clarifies the style of the fast-casual restaurant that Shepherd first announced last year would open at the market. It will be located next to a butcher shop from Texas wagyu purveyor R-C Ranch.
In terms of construction, the Underbelly burger will be similar to the Cease & Desist burger served at Hay Merchant, Shepherd’s casual Montrose pub. Changes to the double meat-double cheeseburger include the addition of shredded lettuce to the toppings and sesame seeds to the potato bun.