I never had any great love for Milano Italian Gourmet the (arguably) generic deli on 34th btw. Mad+5th. A co-worker of mine used to call the place ‘Bag of air’ because there was usually more air in the bag they gave you than food. Still, being literally the closest place to buy food from my office, it’s always been a go-to for a quick five minute lunch on hectic days. Last week Lunch’er “Goats” noticed that they had changed their name to Cafe Bistro, so I stopped by today to investigate.
They do in fact have a new owner, and despite the name it is neither a cafe nor a bistro. In addition to the salads, panini and such, there is also a menu of ‘international’ sandwiches featuring American, Italian, French and German varieties. I can’t say it’s particularly exciting, although I have to admit mild curiosity about the ‘Sloppy Joe,’ listed as German – and filled with meatloaf and bacon. Intriguing or terrible? I’m not sure. Has anyone else checked it out? Let us know in the comments.