Today I decided to use some of my Hanukkah money to treat myself to lunch at Baltimore's newest good-foods cafe, Milk & Honey.
Yum! If I was hosting a holiday get-together, Milk & Honey would be a great place to start. The cheese display had me dreaming of hosting a raclette party, with creamy cheese melted and scraped onto an assortment of meat, potatoes, and other veggies. Good thing they had potatoes and cured meats in the deli!
There are deli sandwiches and a coffee bar too.I was tempted to order the panini with apple, manchego cheese, and fig spread but damn if that DIY bug in my brain didn't say, "Hey, don't you have all those ingredients at home?" Sigh. Sometimes my make-it-yourself obsession makes me do weird things. That sandwich does sound awesome though.
Instead I purchased a few fancy items that I can't make and normally wouldn't buy myself. I've never been to another market in Baltimore that sells homemade candies- there were some caramels at the register that were calling my name. With just enough saltiness to cut through the buttery sweetness, it was a perfect treat for the cold walk back to work.
|The yummy caramel and a super bangin' Humboldt Fog cheese that was both creamy and crumbly, with some bleu cheese flavor mixed in. Doesn't that cafe look nice!|
Other Baltimore goods included prepared deli foods from Blacksauce Kitchen, makers of one of the biggest, fluffiest, flakiest biscuits I've ever had the honor of inhaling one morning at the Waverly Farmer's Market. Plus Taharka Bros. ice cream was in the freezer! With flavors like Honey Graham and Salted Caramel, I had to hold back from buying an entire pint for lunch. I'll be back once I have time to share with friends!
Urbanite posted an article if you want to read more about Milk & Honey.