Head over to the Touro Hospital neighborhood for a cure for the common sandwich. The Milk Bar (on Aline St, between St. Charles & Prytania) serves up two-fisted creations like the Blue Heeler (roast beef, blue cheese, mushrooms, tomato, and onion), the I Dream of Aubergine (roasted eggplant and peppers), or the Speared Pig (ham, asparagus, and hollandaise). A Thai chili lamb poboy, dressed with mozzarella, sour cream, tomato, red onion, and sweet Thai chili sauce, and a short list of hot poboys finish out the menu. Pictured is the hot roast beef, fully dressed and layered with melted mozzarella and gravy.
Open weekdays from 8 am to 9 pm, The Milk Bar’s Aussie proprietors offer a different soup each day and spin hand-dipped milkshakes. I ordered a chicken and corn soup, expecting a creamy, thick, chowdery New Orleans style bowl. Instead, the soup was brothy and refreshing, loaded with corn kernels and fresh green onions.
See the whole menu on Urbanspoon. FYI: “milk bar” is Australian slang for a corner store.