Those who know Underbelly chef and James Beard award winner Chris Shepherd know of his affinity for Caesar salads, specifically table-side Caesar salads. He and his partners, who include the Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus, this year opened One Fifth Steak, a classic steakhouse located in the old Mark’s fine dining restaurant on Westheimer Road in Houston. It is the first of five concepts (One Fifth, get it?) that the ambitious Shepherd will roll out over the next fives years in the space. And, since you can’t have a great steakhouse without a great Caesar, Shepherd went to the trouble of tracking down family members of Alex Cardini, who created the Caesar salad in Tijuana in the 1920s. They were kind enough to share Cardini’s secrets with Shepherd, who is now sharing that knowledge with the world. On the One Fifth Instagram page today, the restaurant shared the basic steps to creating the OG Caesar salad. Now, get to the market, or head to One Fifth, where you can order it as the Airman Salad.
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