Midtown Bar and Grill: Making Over a Montrose Classic

By | March 4, 2014

Burgers, soup, sandwiches, appetizers, seafood, pizza, and Greek specialties like lamb and souvlaki plates––that’s what’s on the menu at the Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 West Gray.

Midtown is open 24 hours, with all day breakfast and farmer’s market fresh veggies.

What was formerly the family-owned West Gray Cafe was reopened with a new look in January 2013 by manager Tommy Karagiannis.  Since the renovation, a newer crowd is being drawn in, including students, medical personnel, neighborhood residents, and downtown workers heading home.

The second floor lounge can be used to host private parties and live music, Karagiannis said. That could include some jazz, some rock, and maybe a little karoake, he added. “We’re just looking to accommodate everybody in every way we can,” he said.

Recently, they accommodated notorious Texas politician Kinky Friedman, currently running for Agricultural Commissioner on what is always an interesting ticket. Friedman stopped by to greet supporters, fans, and curious onlookers, and our Business Ambassador Marie Cortes snapped this shot of Friedman with Karagiannis.

Did you meet Kinky? Have you been by Midtown Bar and Grill for a bite? Let us know in the comments!

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.