LOCAL Houston | The City Guide May 2016 - Page 21

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE VIOLA & AGNES’ NEO SOUL CAFE In a nondescript strip center near NASA in CLEAR LAKE, former offshore chef Aaron Davis decided to make his restaurant dream come true with a name that combines a salute to his grandmothers along with inspiration from a love of old school soul, and newer soul with a modern twist, as in neo-soul. It’s the perfect analogy for Davis’ cuisine, which gives a strong nod to his Louisiana roots, but with his own spin. CUISINE: Louisiana-inspired Soul Food | EXECUTIVE CHEF: Aaron Davis 18091 Upper Bay Rd., Suite 41 | 281.333.2620 | www.neosoulfood.org Lunch: Tues–Sat, 11am–2pm; Dinner: Thurs–Sat, 5–8:30pm; Sun Brunch, 10am–2pm Photography by Jodie Eisenhardt Counter service and a simple but sweet dining room put the emphasis on the food, which \