Milant is Back, Baby
There was a time, not long ago, when Milant (on 39th btw. Lex+3rd) was considered the best sandwich place in Midtown. Then the DOH hit, followed by a weird period where they were closed more than they were open. Since that time, I’ve only been back to Milant once- for a good lunch, which I enjoyed- but there is no question their reputation has been hurt. On Friday I walked by Milant once again, to see what was cookin’, and found they had quietly entered the Midtown Lunch Sandwich Challenge. Sort of…
Clearly they didn’t completely understand the challenge. Instead of coming up with a completely new and crazy sandwich, they used the sign to promote the few sandwiches I had tried on past visits- including my favorite one, which was listed at the top. The #13: Chicken cutlet with fresh mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, and pesto. How could I resist?
Delicious as always. It’s amazing how much great flavor can be packed into something so basic, when it is done correctly. If only the chicken parm purveyors of Midtown could use this chicken cutlet, the world would be a much better place. Now if we could just get them to make a special sandwich for the ML Sandwich Challenge (maybe something involving that pate they keep in the fridge…)
I also noticed that the chocolates in the front window are still looking clean and fresh- but I still wouldn’t go anywhere near the “sale” stuff on the sidewalk cart. As I left I was reminded of one reason I loved Milant so much to begin with:
No matter how many times you’ve been, you always notice something new. Might have to go back for this one (anybody tried it before?)