On a whim, I made a quick first stop into Milktooth on the way home from a work trip. You can’t have lived in Indy for any amount of time and not at least heard of this place. And though I’ve heard great things about the food, I’ve heard the wait times can be brutal on weekends… which is usually the only time I’m in the downtown Indy area.
Late morning on a weekday, I figured the place wouldn’t be crazy busy. I was able to get a parking spot right in front of the restaurant and get seated right away.
I ordered the Anson Mills grits with egg, bacon & scallions and a strawberry rhubarb Dutch baby pancake. The grits were amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to order them again, but the Dutch baby pancake was meh. I felt that it was WAY overcooked and was not sweet enough to be considered a breakfast pastry. I could have dealt with the lower sweetness if the thing wasn’t burnt to a crisp, but the combination made it all but inedible. I’d never, ever order a Dutch baby pancake here again.
I ordered the Notorious F.I.G. to-go, after it was recommended by someone at the bar and… wow. The coffee here is amazing! The only issue was that it was a cold brew in a to-go cup but they didn’t have straws. I don’t know if it was a one-time thing, or if they’re just completely an anti-straw establishment, but it’s worth noting.
Overall, I’m happy I was able to stop by Milktooth, and would give it a second try if I’m in the area again. It didn’t blow me away like I expected it to, based on all of the rave reviews for the place, but it was interesting and I like the fact that that they change up their menu from time-to-time. I can see this being a cute, fun spot to bring out-of-town guests for something delicious but different for brunch.