“Chef G” is taking her “unapologetically authentic Thai food” restaurant — Street to Kitchen — to a bigger location in Houston’s Second Ward.
Street to Kitchen currently operates out of a tiny spot with just 10 tables on Houston’s East End. It’s obscured by a freeway overpass and literally sits next door to a gas station. For Chef G, the location was perfect.
“If you go to Thailand you will find a lot of good restaurants in gas stations. I saw this spot. I feel like home,” she said.
Chef G is from Thailand, where she started cooking as a kid. She said she’s been cooking since she was about 6 or 7 years old because her grandmother had a neighborhood restaurant.
While in Bangkok, she met and married Houstonian Graham Painter. The couple later moved to Houston where they opened their restaurant during the pandemic, originally as a takeout place.