Kitchen 713 has been making a name for itself in houston since its opening in Houston’s East End, back in 2014. Recently, Kitchen 713 has closed their first location only to come back bigger and better in their new home on 4601 Washington Ave. Kitchen 713 new digs are in the former space of a once popular tequila bar, TQLA. Owners James Haywood and Ross Coleman are known for churning out deliciousness, no matter the location.
Over the weekend I had the immense honor of visiting their new location for Sunday brunch. I have not stopped talking about the place since! My guests and I decided to order three crowd pleasers and share them!
Pecan Pie French Toast–brioche, pecan pie sauce, pomegranate $12 .One word “orgasmic.” Kitchen 713’s Pecan Pie French Toast is served as a stack of 3 of the softest most indulgent pieces of french toast that have ever grazed my lips. The pecan pie topping made the dish sing at the top of its lungs.
Shrimp & Grits –New Orleans BBQ shrimp, stone ground grits $22. I enjoyed these shrimp and grits, but they’re not the best I’ve had. The grits were a little too soupy for my taste, but they still get 3.5 stars.
Tres Leche Pancakes – three milks, dulce de leche, candied pecans $12. I’m lactose intolerant, and totally paid for these pancakes later that afternoon. Actually my entire table did! It was totally worth it though, and I plan to do it all over again next time I visit.
For starters I tried the Kitchen 713 Bloody Mary. By far the best BM’s I’ve had, solely because it’s not weighted down in tomato juice. Their version is bold, flavorful with a punch of heat. Our server asked if I would my cocktail topped with an oyster shooter, to which I replied “Hell yes brother!” Heavenly. Sinful. Delicious. Perfect. Are the words that best describe the kitchen 713 Bloody Mary.
Because I can never just have one cocktail (it’s an issue in my life) I ended my boozy brunch session with one of Kitchen 713’s specialty cocktails. These cocktails have their own separate menu and are not a part of brunch.
Figilicious —bacon infused bourbon, figs, punt e mes, cream de cassis $13 . There’s something about the word “fusion” that always tends to peek my interest. If you say you’re not the least bit intrigued by ‘bacon infused Bourbon’, you’re only lying to yourself. Though, bacon may be the star of this cocktail, the figilicious reminded me of molè. It was rich and thick, with an underlying current of sweetness from the figs.
Kitchen 713 should totally be bumped to the top of your brunch list. Tell them Gristle & Gossip sent you!