Downtown's newest food hall has begun its soft opening. Two vendors at Understory — Flip 'n Patties and Mona Fresh Italian Food — are only serving lunch for now, but their hours will expand soon. Flip 'n Patties is the food truck-turned-restaurant best known for its Filipino-inspired fare and decadent, over-the-top burgers. For example, the signature Flip 'n Patties burger features an akaushi beef patty topped with a cheese-stuffed portabello mushroom, cheddar, bacon, and two sauces.
Mona Fresh Italian is chef Sidney Degaine's fast casual follow-up to Cafe Azur, the French restaurant he sold last year. The restaurant offers an update on the pasta bar concept, giving diners the opportunity to choose their toppings (fresh vegetables as well as prepared items like roasted eggplant and roasted zucchini), sauce (alfredo, pomodoro, etc.), and proteins (meatball, Italian sausage, etc). Located in the Bank of America Tower (formerly the Capitol Tower), Understory features several elements that should make it a compelling destination.
Source: Culture Map Houston