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A special pop-up restaurant to help Houston’s struggling bartenders will feature four one-of-a-kind cocktails.
Chris Shepherd’s One Fifth Mediterranean will start hosting bartenders who have been out of work due to COVID-19 starting this Wednesday. Each team of bartenders from different bars around Houston will receive revenue from the drinks to help them out during this difficult time.
“We’re heartbroken for our friends in the bar community,” Underbelly Hospitality chef and owner Chris Shepherd said. “They need our support more than ever, and I can’t wait to have them behind the bar at One Fifth. I love what Chris Williams is doing, and we’re so honored to be a part of this program.”
The initiative is through Williams’ Lucille’s 1913, a Houston nonprofit that provides meals to vulnerable communities.
Wednesday’s offering is a drink called Eight Row Flint. On Sept. 9, the specialty is Two Headed Dog, while on Sept. 16 visitors can order a Johnny’s Gold Brick.
The series rounds out Sept. 23 with a Julep as the specialty cocktail.
Anyone who wants to go must make reservations online at www.onefifthhouston.com.