I had never heard of TheMilk Bar before reading Troika's post. and, after eating there today, I can't understand why it hasn't generated more buzz. My husband pronounced his "Blue Heel" (or something like that; roast beef and blue cheese on ciabatta) the best sandwich he's ever had, and, believe me, this guy is not given to hyperbole. I had the lamb (po-boy) with thai chili sauce, the ingredients of which at first struck me as an odd combo--lamb, sweet thai chili sauce, mozzarella-- but I agree w/ paz5559 that it was pretty fantastic. While perhaps not the best sandwich I've ever had, it was certainly up there. I love that they heat the bread. Salads looked good, too. And I regret exercising restraint and not ordering one of their milkshakes made w/real ice cream.
For folks seeking out budget-friendly options, two people w/moderate appetites can easily make lunch of one sandwich.
The Milk Bar's lamb sandwich has the distinction of being my last meal prior to Katrina (and half of it having sat in the fridge in my office for over a month). I used to work a few blocks from it when it was on Lasalle across from Tulane Medical Center. I guess they like having close proximity to a hospital. I am a fan of theirs, so thanks to Troika for reminding me. I'm going to have to make it over there soon.
Excellent, for some reason it gets very little buzz. All the sandwiches come on fresh ciabatta from La Boulangerie, and they are huge. They do some traditional New Orleans type poboys, but their mainstay are their own creations, they use a lot of original and creative sandwich ingredients like roasted egg plant, sauteed spinach, humus, lamb, cranberry sauce, asparagus and hollandaise. Very original stuff. Lovely couple runs the place too. Try it.
4526 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115