BOH Pasta & Pizza offers menu items wood-roasted in a Marra Forni oven
Houston chefs are taking center stage at new Downtown Bravery Chef Hall (409 Travis St., Ste. A, Aris Market Square, 713.909.0691) the crème de la crème for foodies on the prowl. Its unique take offers a dinner-and-a-show experience of sorts, with chefs preparing meals from their individually owned restaurants in front of guests all under one roof. Five restaurants and three bars fill the space, which seats up to 400 people. Atlas Diner is a 1940s-inspired eatery from chef Richard Knight (formerly with Feast and Hunky Dory) with a late-night menu, while the Blind Goat by chef Christine Ha (third-season winner of Master Chef ) offers Vietnamese gastropub fare. For a meaty take on local, hit Cherry Block Craft Butcher + Kitchen by chef Jess DeSham Timmons and Felix Florez, who also owns a Texas ranch. Chef Ben McPherson is whipping up carbs worth saving up for at BOH Pasta & Pizza, and for Japanese, grab a seat at Kokoro, a sushi, sashimi and yakitori restaurant by chef Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham. Stop for a drink at the Secret Garden, a chic greenhouse-style bar on-site that stays open until 2am.
Bravery Wine Bar features 30 wines on tap; toast happy hour surrounded by plants in a custom glass greenhouse at Secret Garden Coffee & Cocktails
Photography by: CLAUDIA CASBARIAN