Dani, John and I were starving by the time we walked into The Milk Bar’s brand new, second location on Carrollton Avenue, taking over the spot that used to be filled by the Saltwater Grill. We had all been running errands and simply had to eat something before we continued on our dreary way.
Luckily, we were standing in a short line to place our orders at the bar. The big lunch rush hadn’t really begun yet, so we were also able to score a table. Before long, our orders came out, beginning with a few milkshakes. John chose a “Killer Vanilla,” Dani a “Butterscotch Hop” and I opted for a “Caramel Caramba.” They were all tasty, though I liked Dani’s the best, but the straws were definitely too narrow to accommodate such thick, creamy shakes.
Each of us chose different sandwiches to sate our raging hunger. John chose “Shrimply the Best” with sauteed shrimp, pesto, roma tomatoes, red onion, mozzarella and lemon mayo. Dani got the “Speared Pig” with smoked ham, mozzarella, asparagus and hollandaise sauce and I chose “The Blue Heeler” with roast beef, gravy, sauteed mushrooms, tomato, red onion, blue cheese and mozzarella. All three sandwiches were served on The Milk Bar’s signature, oven-fresh ciabatta bread and packed with a Chupa Chups lollipop.
Although I tasted and liked all three sandwiches, my favorite would have to be John’s “Shrimply the Best,” a moniker that obviously doesn’t lie. The best part? We were stuffed full on these massive, delicious sandwiches that only set us back $8.50 a piece. Welcome to the ‘hood!