Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cali Restaurant/Trap Kitchen
Trap Kitchen Brings New Concept To Houston
The hybrid dining concept will bring the best fresh ingredients and flavors to a new Houston location; the former Brick House Tavern + Tap restaurant on Northwest Freeway.
The West Coast foodie phenom is the culinary foundation for owner Oscar Edward’s new restaurant. The California-Cajun menu will indeed feature Trap Kitchen favorites. Guests will enjoy, for example, their famous pineapple bowls with charred teriyaki chicken or seafood. Fried shrimp, chicken, lamb chops, and other favs will also be introduced to Houston via Cali. Also, they offer a diverse mix of specialty dishes from multiple chefs and a full bar with themed signature cocktails.
“The menu is full of exciting and approachable dishes we think will be a perfect fit for Houston’s diverse culture and dynamic culinary scene,” said Edwards. “Cali takes the concept of a Trap Kitchen location in Houston to a whole other level, expanding the menu to include Trap Kitchen signature dishes, along with the best recipes we have from chefs in California and other locations, and bringing them home to Texas with local chefs and flavors,” he added.
Malachi “Spank” Jenkins and Roberto “News” Smith are the founders of Trap Kitchen, a popular Black-owned restaurant, cookbook and catering empire. The two chefs started cooking and selling soul food meals out of a cramped Compton apartment in 2013.
Currently, the brand is a favorite among celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar. Also, it has a huge cult following. It has three Los Angeles trucks, restaurants in Oakland and Portland, a pop-up in Las Vegas, and a weekly stand at Smorgasburg Miami.
Edwards is transforming the 7,500-square-foot former Brick House Tavern + Tap restaurant into a cool urban eatery with a West Coast vibe. It will be located at 12910 Northwest Freeway in Houston.