New in Midtown: Restaurants, Entertainment, and Community

(Late August. Photo via Late August on Facebook)

It’s nearly time to spring into summer here in Midtown Houston. The temperatures are soaring and so are the options, with more than 50 businesses and nonprofit organizations that call Midtown home. Look at what’s new in Midtown and plan your next visit soon – we can’t wait to see you! 

Explore these refreshing new dining options

First, let’s step into Late August, the Latin and Southern fusion restaurant from chefs Chris Williams and Sergio Hidalgo. It promises a culinary journey that excites the soul and creates lasting memories. The garden-fresh menu is hyper-local, featuring seasonal veggies. With modest prices and a comfortable setting, this new restaurant at the Ion is not to be missed. 

A delight for the senses can now be found in the Conservatory Food Hall, Texas’s first food hall! A sustainable small business incubator, it offers diverse dining options daily for lunch and dinner. There are more than 12,000 square feet and eleven food vendors, including Peruvian, Mexico-city-inspired tacos, Pakistani street food, a juice bar, and Asian fusion offerings. While their doors have been open since last year, their official grand opening is this month. 

Revamped just in time for summer, The Fish and Thirteen are now open and ready for business. The Fish Restaurant and Sushi Bar offers an expansive menu of hand-rolled sushi, specialty rolls, and lunch bento boxes. Thirteen Houston blends traditional flavors with a Japanese flare. It also features a unique lounge with a live DJ, exotic hookah, and innovative libations, as well as “The Basement” nightclub. 

With a new location now open in Midtown, Dripped Barria has your late-night cravings covered. Serving up some of the freshest Mexican food, it features quesabirria tacos, ramen, and quesadillas made with 100% Halal meat that’s slow-cooked to perfection. 

Making summer memories at Warehouse Live Midtown 

The summer calendar at Warehouse Live Midtown is filling up! Houston’s premier, independently-owned, live music venue is now located in the heart of Midtown, a unique multi-use entertainment venue with indoor and outdoor space, a retractable roof, and iconic city views. Just announced, Warehouse Live will welcome Jacquees, I.M (MONSTA X), and Drew Afaulo this summer. Tickets are on sale for shows throughout the summer.

The heart of Houston lives in Midtown 

In addition to food, entertainment, and dining options, Midtown Houston also calls numerous nonprofit organizations home. Whether you’re looking to get involved, volunteer, learn more, or get to know your neighbors, there’s always something happening in Midtown. Rasmus-Temenos Supportive Housing Development has been building permanent supportive housing since 2006. Learn how to become a resident of a Temenos property located in Midtown. Discover volunteer opportunities and other ways to support the organization with a visit to their website today.

Also calling Midtown home, The Ranch Houston is dedicated to building community and joy through regenerative healing arts. The social impact company leverages flower farming, yoga, and art to build joy. Visit them for a yoga class, nature therapy, a moon circle, or a chef’s table event this summer. Bring your friends to learn, enjoy, and reconnect to the natural beauty of our world. The Ranch Houston is housed at Sesh Coworking

An artist-run space, ThroughLine Collective offers a diverse range of contemporary art and programming. The collective provides a supportive environment for fellow artists to showcase their work outside the traditional gallery system, promotes experimentation and collaboration, and fosters a sense of community and a spirit of exploration. Check out the lineup of creative events on their website and stop by the gallery today.