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May 19, 2007 10:01 AM


hi everyone! planning on stopping by MILK today! how late are they open and is it walking distance from the grove? also, what do you guys like to get there. only deserts, since we'll eat dinner elsewhere. thanks!

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  1. It's kind of walking distance, but it's about five blocks. There are savory items if you want to have dinner, but really it's mostly a dessert/snack place. Grab dinner at BLD since you'll be walking by. I think they close at 11 but one of the more local hounds like HungryGirl could probably comment.

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      1. MILK has some serious service issues--I've stopped going there b/c I just can't stand how confused and stupid they are all the time...geez get your act together. Frankly the sandwich I had the last time I was there just wasn't good, it could have been an off day though.

        I'm not saying I'll never return again...have a cookie--

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        1. re: hazelnutty

          I was there a couple nights ago, and things were definitely peppier service-wise than when I was there a few weeks ago, when they had teenagers slowly wandering back and forth behind the counter, avoiding eye-contact (as well as a boss-type woman eyeing them suspiciously while doing nothing). That said, no one was wearing latex gloves as they hand-scooped the ice-cream - I'll spare you further description. Still, beats Baskin-Robins any day.

          Re: the sandwiches - probably not worth the wait (20 min. the last time, and there wasn't even a line).

          One more thing re: the walk from the Grove - I'd actually walk along W. 3rd to whatever Milk's cross-street is, then turn north to Beverly. Otherwise, it can be a scary walk up The Grove Ave., with a very narrow sidewalk and traffic close.

        2. I would actually suggest walking because the treats are very indulgent....yes, walking distance from the Grove.

          1. Try the Chocolate Chocolate chip cookie and a shake (chocolate, vanilla or mint chocolate chip). Parking is not bad if you go during the day. If you read the parking signs in the neighborhood behind MILK I think you have 2 hours parking without a local permit. It is close to 10 blocks from the Grove parking lot entrance located on The Grove Drive just off Beverly between Fairfax and MILK.. If I were to walk it I would start from there. So maybe enter the parking from The Grove Drive and park near that entrance.

            7290 Beverly Boulevard (at Poinsettia)
            Los Angeles 90036
            (323) 939-6455

            Unless the time has changed
            Mon - Closed
            Sun, Tue – Thur 7 a.m.– 10 p.m.
            Fri-Sat 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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            1. re: JeetJet

              Opening time at MILK has changed from 7AM to 9AM.

              I have yet to have cake/cookies and/or ice cream at MILK. To date, I have had only breakfast (muffin and coffee/espresso) and sandwiches for lunch/dinner. The sandwiches have all been quite good to yum! When I'm in a rush I just call ahead and my order's ready when I get there. And, the staff at MILK has been gracious and eager to please from day one to the present.

              1. re: yinyangdi

                Thanks for the update. You should teach self-control. I do not know how you can walk out of MILK without at least one Double Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie. We bought six last Sunday. Very good, moist, rich and sweet. A must try. The Blue Velvet cake is one of the most moist cakes we have ever had and this was the third time -- consistency. Those backed goods are on par with Jongewaard's in Long Beach. Jongewaard's has a larger selection however.

                The ice cream at MILK is, IMO, maybe a little better than Fosselman's. The shakes are for sure better and bigger. Also a must try. Also, the ice cream bars at Milk are out of this world.
                Again, Fosselman's, however, does have a larger selection of ice cream and shakes.

                On Sunday I noticed a collector bottle of Broguiere's (Milk in a glass bottle). The MILK logo (Four milk bottles) and address was printed on the bottle –so cool. A great souvenir for a very low price and it comes full of the best milk, chocolate milk, in the state.. I have not been to Broguiere's yet to check if they also offer this special bottle (maybe in the morning) but they usually have all their bottles at the dairy. I will get several full of chocolate.

                What makes MILK so great is they offer several really outstanding items, that you would otherwise have to drive all over LA to get, all in one location. And you add that the muffins and sandwiches are pretty good at MILK also. I have seen those salads there and they likewise look good. MILK is a great place to have.

                7290 Beverly Boulevard (at Poinsettia)
                Los Angeles 90036
                (323) 939-6455
                Mon - Closed
                Sun, Tue – Thur 9 a.m.– 10 p.m.
                Fri-Sat 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

                Jongewaard's Bake 'n Broil (Breakfast, lunch, dinner -- try the Chicken Fried Steak, Pot pie, Burgers, Red Velvet and other cupcakes, sticky buns, Cakes and Pies made in house and so good! Try anything. Do a Chowhound search on this place)
                3697 Atlantic Ave (North of 405 – corner of 37th st.)
                Long Beach, CA 90807
                (562) 595-0396

                Fosselman's ice cream
                1824 W. Main St.
                Alhambra, CA 91801

                Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy
                505 S Maple Ave.
                Montebello, CA 90640-5404 (323) 726-0524

                1. re: JeetJet

                  ah, if only they had strawberry or coffee syrup (or strawberry or coffee milk, for that matter...)!