The end of year meal ends

Restaurants and bars always seem to be a big novelty in Midland. This year, Midland has become home to new restaurant chains, but locals have created unique spaces as well.

–Lo. St. Books has created a place in downtown Micro Market. The wine bar, restaurant and bookstore can be the perfect place to enjoy a cold meats board, a glass of wine and a dessert.

–Harvest Neighborhood Kitchen offers healthy meals for everyone with a breakfast tray that can feed the whole family, cauliflower pizzas, smoothie bowls and more.

–Seance isn’t a restaurant, but these seven-course dinners are a must-try. The gourmet pop-up creates chef-led menus that showcase seasonal ingredients, with every experience different.

–Flair Taverna might be in Odessa, but it’s worth to experience some handmade pasta dishes. The restaurant also offers steaks, lamb and pizza. Also, don’t forget to try them for brunch.

–Fat Birds Wing Bar improves the game when it comes to city wings. Choose from 13 flavors with options with or without the bone and don’t forget the fatty fries.

–Sumo Sushi and Hibachi have several tables where customers can watch a Hibachi chef prepare their meal. Hibachi meals are served with onion soup, garden salad, two shrimp entrees, vegetables and fried rice.

–The tailgate brings together family entertainment, food trucks and a second Murray’s Deli store in one place. The venue is known for its football game screenings, movie nights and more.

–FC Coffee opened downtown and the cafe also serves as a bakery for Flourchild Bakedgoods, which specializes in biscotti.

–Black Rifle Coffee Co. has an extended lane, so vehicles won’t back up on Big Spring Street. The patio has a fireplace and a TV with outdoor seating, which accepts dogs when fenced. The shop also partners with local bakeries including Flourchild Bakedgoods for biscotti and Bite at the Vineyard for breakfast pastries, including a jalapeño popper quiche, veggie frittata, sausage cookie, double barrel kolache and muffins. .

–Fair to Midland is a place where adults can experience fair games in a fun sports bar and outdoor experience.

–Sip Haus brought martini flights to town. The lounge bar offers classic and exclusive cocktails revisited. There will also be cold cuts and breakfast options to come.

–The Mule Barn Cantina brought back a popular concert hall and bar, but this time with Moscow mules and tacos as a specialty at 7400 W. County Road 116.

–The Mission moved locations to 1119 Tradewinds Blvd., the previous location of Tilted Kilt.

–Toro’s Cafe has moved to Librardo. Fans of both restaurants no longer have to choose between locations and can get the best of both restaurants in one.

–Half Acre has moved to North Midland at 1101 Washita, offering another dining option north of the loop. Midland Meat Co.’s Breast Egg Roll is a must-have.


–Blue Sky Burger is known for its burgers and cheeseburgers, but also has some amazing protein platters and salads as well as amazing fries. The restaurant serves children’s meals for 99 cents on Tuesdays.

–A seafood boiling point has finally arrived in town. Crab Station Oyster Bar has opened its doors to seafood lovers to sample oysters, crab legs, crayfish and more.

–Kung Fu Tea has opened its first location in West Texas. The bubble tea chain has more than 250 branches in the United States.

–Crumbl Cookie swept Midland in a cookie frenzy. The bakery chain makes special cookies every week, with sugar cookies and milk chocolate chip cookies remaining on the menu.

–Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt offers over 100 rotatable frozen yogurt flavors with over 70 rotating toppings.

–Shipley Do-Nuts has opened. Some might think that Midland already has enough donut shops in town; However, Shipley Do-Nuts is different and it’s an experience ranging from kolaches to hot glazed donuts, one owner said.

Restaurants to look forward to

–Mister Chip’s Kitchen will be the new restaurant for Opal’s Table and for owner and chef Chip Hight of The Basement. The restaurant is slated to open in early 2022 in the former Basin Burger location.

–Rusty Taco will be bringing specialty handmade tacos, breakfast tacos, margaritas and more to Midland next year in San Miguel Square.

–Waystone Board Game Cafe and Nanobrewery will arrive in the Plaza Oaks shopping area. The property will sell beer, homemade root beer, coffee and other beverages. A food truck will also be available outside the company.

–Shipley Do-Nut’s second location will open in early 2022 at 2201 W. Wall St.

–Black Rifle Coffee Co.’s second location will be across from Murray’s Deli.

–Chuy’s Tex-Mex will arrive in town in 2022, bringing recipes from southern Texas, New Mexico, and Mexican border towns made with the freshest ingredients.

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