Add some culture to your life by brunching at Houston’s Kulture, an urban komfort kitchen. This Black-owned eatery, brought to life by Marcus Davis, provides guests with an extravagant dining experience with the home-grown comfort of classic Southern dishes. Executive Chef Dawn Burrell composes edible works of culinary art that harmonize African, Carribean, and Southern flavors.
Start your Saturday with their brunch menu and share some fried okra, tempura fried with tomato puree, or hog heaven popcorn, pork skin cracklin’ with a house blend of spices, while sipping on a bloody mary garnished for the gods. From there you can work through complex salads, like the country beet salad complete with pickled onions, citrus and dukka, or sumptuous small plates. These range from collard green purses, an elegant imagining of collard greens, to yams with marshmallow fluff and pecans for your sweet tooth or for feeling nostalgic for your mom’s home cooking. Choices abound when deciding on the main course. Stay classy with lobster benedict or classic with shrimp & grits, or you can dine like a local by ordering oxtail ragout, a customer favorite. End the meal with a KulturePunch, their most popular cocktail, or sip from the seasonal cocktail menu. Kulture’s full bar has alcohol options for everyone, from beer to wine to something new that you’ve never tried. Plan your weekend ahead of time; Kulture serves brunch only on Saturdays and closes on Sundays.
For those hungry for more than food, come the night before for Friday Night Live, with live performances from artists, such as Juicebox Caviar, or stay past brunch for Saturday Night Live with RADS Crusaders. The dynamic jazz performances mirror the elevated cuisine. Be sure to come back, as new artists come to give a new experience for every meal. To complete the sensory feast, Kulture displays art by local African-American artists, adding more vibrant color to the sensationally generous dining experience. The open and industrial architecture amplifies the ambience and gives the diner space to consume this cultural feast. For those looking to woo one they love, Kulture is holding a Valentine’s event, “From Us, To You” that will surely impress on Valentine’s Day. A limited menu offers a three course meal with choices for each course, making the decisions as smooth and easy as the jazz.
With all that Kulture has to offer, it may be prudent to reserve a table ahead of time online. Of course, walk-ins are always welcome as well. Kulture’s downtown location makes it central to people from all parts of Houston. Don’t worry about parking, the restaurant gives out two hour parking validation. If you need something to feed your soul through food, art, music or community, make your way down. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for the culture.