Cook & Collins
Cook & Collins is a casual neighborhood restaurant that serves classic comfort food from the same people who have made Crisp a success in Shady Acres. The concept gives Midtown residents an everyday spot for meals that's been missing from the neighborhood. The transformation from the location's previous incarnation as El Patio/El Xuco Xicana features subway tile, hanging lamps and wood accents that give the space a welcoming, upscale feel.
The menu's high points come when its blending sweet and spicy, as with the Angry Birds fried chicken appetizer and the Pig Popper flatbread. Basic dishes like steak and the fried chicken entree are also worth trying. Cocktails are solid and the beer selection includes local craft options.