An Atypical Taste of Southern Goods

This young restaurant and bar offers contemporary southern cuisine and all the charm that comes with it.

It’s not that we like to eat a lot, we just like to eat a lot—and are always impressed to discover new restaurants that bring their own distinct vision to Houston’s ever-expanding food culture.

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We recently made our way to The Heights to try out Southern Goods—a welcoming restaurant and bar specializing in craft beer, custom cocktails, and contemporary southern cuisine.

As others have pointed out, their space itself is somewhat hard to pin down, yet that’s one its most distinguishing strengths. Across the board, it’s open and casual—perfect for a sit-down meal, a leisurely drink at the bar, or a live music event on their covered outdoor patio.

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However, the immediate and omnipresent vibe of Southern Goods is one of community. The floor plan, ambiance, and even their menu are all designed for people to share what’s on their table, as well as what’s on their minds. They even dedicated a wall collection of archival newspapers, books, recipes, land reports and other print materials dating back to the early 1900’s. The idea? To reflect on what has made the South so distinct, while imagining how Southern Goods can contribute to shaping the experience and future of Southern cuisine.

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Food-wise, they predominantly root their menu in celebrating southern fare with a contemporary touch. Take their Shrimp-n-Grits for example, which features gulf shrimp inside a deep-fried grit croquette. Coupled with a rotating selection of 28 expertly curated craft beers on tap, it’s also a great stop for good drinks and elevated bar bites. Others still (us included) would even be content to drop by just to grab dessert: their bourbon balls if we’re talking specifics.

All in all, we highly recommend swinging by Southern Goods the next chance you get. For hours, menus and additional info, be sure to visit their website or follow along via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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