Hipster Haven: Milktooth.

Hipster Haven: Milktooth.

When describing where I was going to go for brunch, my aunt (and I) were both confused as to why anyone would name a restaurant after teeth that you lose as a child, but…in the Sunday morning brunch rush, I was unable to get a definitive answer.

I digress.

A very different vibe than my visit to Tavern on South, on a beautiful May morning, I parked and walked over to find a bustling Milktooth.  With no tables available (and a party of one), I was fine to take a spare spot at the counter (close to the grill and bar).  BTW, there are no reservations, so it’s a first come first serve basis (but you can get a drink at the bar and stand outside).

Milktooth IndyThe menu is slightly limited, but highly creative.  Going back and forth between sweet and savory, I decided on the PERFECT combination: cranberry walnut & raclette grilled cheese (including Amelia’s bread, local cheese, black truffle honey, sunny local duck egg).  I strongly debated getting a Bloody Mary (in which you can add a charcuterie spear – ! – for a mere $3) or springing for a mimosa, but as I was driving, I decided to resist temptation.

Milktooth Indy
This might actually be food heaven.

I should be up front here and say that I paid $16 for the pleasure of a cheese toastie…and I think it’s justified.  The honey added the absolute perfect amount of sweetness to the ooey gooey mess of cheese.  Would I do this every weekend if I lived in Indianapolis?

Yes, probably.

Overwhelming hipster vibes aside, I wouldn’t hesitate to go back and bring a bigger appetite (and saw potential in a bit of a pub crawl/progressive meal… Repeal I’m looking at you).

I know I missed some good dishes — what are your favorite?  And why isn’t Milktooth open for dinner?
Milktooth Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Leave a Comment

Follow A to Za'atar on WordPress.com