Beef belly burnt ends with grits

Photography by Shannon O’Hara

A packed house before the sun even sets

Fried chicken livers on polenta cakes

Photography by Shannon O’Hara

Fried green tomato salad

Photography by Shannon O'Hara

The Southern Goods dream team

Photography by Shannon O’Hara

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At Lyle Bento’s restaurant, the most successful dishes are those that take Southern standards and give them a little twist. For example, he brines his chicken livers in buttermilk before frying—an unusual technique—and then perches each delicate, delicious bite atop Texas-style polenta cakes made from cheese grits and bright spring onions. He similarly tweaks your standard cucumber-tomato salad, tossing the diced vegetables atop a sunny schmear of deviled egg yolk for a fun, unexpected twist on two church potluck staples that’s one of the only things that could possibly make me wish summer would stick around.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good to Know
Outdoor Dining, Parking, Takeout

Southern Goods

632 W. 19th St., Houston, TX, 77008
Heights/Greater Heights  •  346-980-8152
Mon–Thurs: 5pm–12am; Friday: 5pm–2am; Saturday: 11am–2am; Sunday: 11am–10pm