More eats in Midtown: A new restaurant roundup
Midtown is a district already well established as a culinary hotspot, and the following new restaurants are only increasing the number of reasons we want to pay Midtown a visit this weekend.
- The Collective Kitchens + Cocktails - As Oklahoma City’s first food hall, this is really multiple new-to-Midtown restaurants under one roof! The Collective features 11 kitchens, a 40-foot bar with 32 taps, a coffee bar, and two patio spaces (including one with rooftop views). Designed to be a turn-key restaurant incubator, The Collective currently features The Flying Pig BBQ, Press Waffle Co., Local-Homa, The Fried Taco, Shaka, Black Cat, Oh Baby!, Cafe de L'asie, Theo's Doughnuts and Okie Pokie. This food hall has a little of everything, whether you want to grab an early meal of doughnuts and coffee or have dinner and late-night cocktails.
- Rivière Modern Bánh Mì - Co-operators James Nguyen and Sean O’Neil are bringing bánh mì to Midtown in this accessible approach to traditional Vietnamese cuisine. The menu plays on classic dishes with a modern twist, using both family recipes and global influences to craft dishes that are unique to this restaurant (for example, the K*Pop bánh mì with bulgogi beef).
- Jimmy's Egg - This has been a breakfast staple in Oklahoma City for 35 years, but this new Midtown location is bringing the brunch options next door to the aforementioned Rivière. Fun fact: Jimmy's Egg was founded by Le, a Vietnamese refugee who came to America in 1975 seeking asylum. Le is the grandfather to Rivière co-operator James Nguyen.
- PlantOKC - PlantOKC may be the new kid on the block, but they have already made quite a splash as a plant-based cafe that "serves food that loves you back." Their facility is completely gluten-free, sourced locally and made fresh and in house. Sounds like a win-win to us!
While they aren't open yet, we also have our eyes peeled for Neighborhood Jam, a highly successful breakfast and brunch restaurant with two existing locations in the metro area. Its Midtown location is set to open in 2020 in a new two-story building built on the site of the former Boulevard Cafeteria.