Evidently Underbelly isn't the only high end establishment that Michael Phelps has graced with his presence during his Houston stay: The Olympic swimmer joined Ali Ansari, CEO of the GEG Group, for dinner at Katsuya on Saturday night.
A true pleasure to have @michaelphelps at Katsuya!! Hope to dine with you again!!— Katsuya Houston (@KatsuyaHouston) December 17, 2012
There was no beer shotgunning here, but rather Makers Mark and ginger ale, which Phelps enjoyed with a dinner of creamy rock shrimp, baked crab hand rolls and a variety of sashimi in the Dragon Lounge.
Phelps joins the legions of professional athletes drawn to the West Ave sushi hot spot: Houston Texans stars Andre Johnson and Arian Foster are semi regulars; Houston Rockets star Jeremy Lin spent his first night back in Houston there; and the boyish Steve Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, dined at Katsuya when in town as a Phoenix Sun last season.
Phelps was also spotted at Neiman Marcus in the Galleria on Saturday morning. Word has it that Phelps — now retired at 27 with 22 Olympic medals and lucrative sponsorships and endorsements under his, um, Speedo — is visiting Houston to look into oil and gas investment funds.