I kept hearing about Kitchen 713, a southern food restaurant within driving distance of work. The description sounded interesting enough so I made a mental note and looked it up online. From my research, I found that Kitchen 713 is a fairly new restaurant that managed to make it onto the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants List this year. That in itself caught my attention because new spots do not receive that level of acclaim so quickly. Then I checked the location and saw it is in EADO/Second Ward or the hood as some would say. The location juxtaposed with the rewards made me say hmmmm. Let's be honest. Restaurants in Second Ward typically do not offer the level of culinary sophistication that we see on the Houston Chronicle list. Call me judgy or snobby, but a quick look at the lost and you will not see any of the Kitchen 713 neighbors included. That is not to say there are not great restaurants in these locations because there are! But they have to be pretty amazing to get the attention of the rest of the city. I figured I would head over to Kitchen 713 before the "urban tourists" really get ahold of it so I convinced a co-worker to go with me to check it out during lunch.
Read the full review here: http://blackgirlswhobrunch.com/2015/10/12/hidden-gem-kitchen-713/