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A Sandwich A Day: The Wolf Me Down at Milk Bar in New Orleans
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Popular with the lunch crowds from nearby Touro Hospital, Milk Bar's sandwiches and milkshakes are hefty enough to satisfy the worst mid-day hunger pangs. The Wolf Me Down ($7.95) uses an unusual combination of hummus and mozzarella to jazz up a roast lamb sandwich. When you grab half the sandwich, you're treated to the delightful experience of finding it still attached to the other half by ropes of melty cheese.
Unfortunately, the huge pile of lamb on my sandwich was decidedly on the dry side. Some spinach, red onion, and tomato brighten things up a bit, and the hummus keeps things creamy, which is enough to salvage the experience. The Wolf Me Down may not be spectacular, but it's more than a solid lunch option.
1514 Delachaise Street, New Orleans LA 70115 (map)
About the author: A native Texan, Abby McCartney now lives, works, and eats in New Orleans, where she teaches high school math by day and explores the city's rich food culture by night. She makes a mean chocolate chip pecan pie, loves avocado on everything, and is learning to like yogurt.