Flavors of Houston - The South

“In almost every great memory we Southerners hold close, food was there. We'd bet large on that. From Hoppin' John to chicken-and-dumplings to red rice, these famous Southern food recipes deserve to be kept on the family table for generations to come.” The 25 Most Famous Southern Food Recipes of All Time | Southern Living


"This southern menu has been assembled and inspired by the southern-comfort cooking from my own upbringing. One of my many inspired food memories has been helping in the kitchen, alongside my stepmother, who owned the southern-comfort restaurant “The Relay Station”- the place you go to have a good meal and “hang your boots up for a while.” Rosemary, Oregano, Parsley, and Thyme were all well-used aromatics for steaks, porks, bbq rubs, or chicken. The star of any southern dish is the meat, usually taking hours or even days to perfect before serving. Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Radishes, Lettuce, Kale, Collards, and Spinach were all plucked from the garden and thrown into the cast iron with a hearty amount of bacon fat and minced garlic. The cool-season crop combos are endless, and all of them can be made to accompany your entree in under half an hour. My stepmother’s favorite garnish- cilantro. Cilantro has been added to soups, salads, quesadillas, and almost everything else. Certainly, we’re not a house of cilantro-haters." - Helen (Pluck's Grow Operations Lead)

  • Cauliflower ('Cheddar')

  • Broccoli ('Green Magic')

  • Rosemary ('Trailing')

  • Parsley ('Italian’)

  • Thyme ('Lemon')

  • Cilantro

  • Dill

  • Oregano ('Hot & Spicy')

  • Carrots ('Kaleidoscope') *from seed

  • Radish *from seed

  • Lettuce ('Alstar Gourmet')

  • Kale ('Improved Dwarf Siberian')

  • Collards ('Georgia')

  • Spinach ('Oceanside')

  * Please note that substitutions may sometimes be necessary due to sourcing availability