This Is It Soul Food in Third Ward, 'where every meal gives you a Sunday feel'

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
This is it! Southern comfort, soul food at its finest in Third Ward
Welcome to This Is It Soul Food in Third Ward, where "every meal gives you a Sunday feel."

HOUSTON, Texas -- If you're looking for down-home, southern comfort food at its finest - this is it!

This Is It Soul Food is a Houston institution in the Third Ward, dishing up its legendary oxtails, smothered pork chops, and chitterlings for more than 60 years.

The restaurant where "every meal gives you a Sunday feel" was first started in 1959 by Frank and Mattie Jones in a frame house in Freedmen's Town, a predominantly African American neighborhood. But as the customer base grew over the years, the restaurant needed more space and moved a couple of times before settling in Houston's Third Ward in 2009.

The original owners' grandson, retired Houston firefighter Craig Joseph, now runs the restaurant along with his wife, Georgette, children Jessica and Chris, and son-in-law Thaddeus.

They have customers who have been coming in for decades and say the recipes have stayed the same for generations!