Momofuku Milk Bar

After swearing that I would not participate in SantaCon this year after the miserable time we had last year, I eventually gave into temptation and still ventured out to the land of drunken Santas. I had a lot of fun with friends both new and old, but I think I will always prefer dessert over alcohol. Here are some cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar. Enjoy!

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Blueberry & cream cookie

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I actually really like the corn cookie. The name sounds weird, but it’s like cornbread’s cousin, and cornbread is delicious.

Momofuku Milk Bar
Multiple locations

Little John’s

Little Johns’ Delicatessen is a classic. I absolutely adore it because not only is it cheap and close (right on the Corner) but it also opens 24 hours and has DELICIOUS sandwich creations. I’m not a fan of normal, everyday sandwiches like ham and cheese or plain turkey. Boring!  I can make that on my own. When I go out to eat, I want something new and exciting that I could never make in my kitchen. That’s when the money’s worth it. And Little John’s delivers just that. They have a huge chalkboard of specialty sandwiches that leaves you speechless as you try to decide what to order.

The Nuclear

The Nuclear

I went out to lunch with KC and got my favorite: the nuclear. Even the name blows you away. It seems like I get this sandwich every single time I go to Little John’s. There are so many things on the chalkboard that I want to try, but somehow I always end up coming back to this. Hahah Anyways, the nuclear sandwich consists of pulled BBQ pork with cole slaw and Texas Pete hot sauce and then I douse it in even more BBQ sauce. I love everything BBQ. I don’t know why, but if I ever see anything BBQ on a menu, I will be getting that. And even then, I always add extra BBQ sauce. It amazes people every time how much sauce I use. That’s probably pretty bad for my health, but hey, it’s not like I’m eating this way every single meal of every single day. I think a treat once in a while is perfectly acceptable.

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Little John’s
1427 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Cafe Europa

From here on out, I will mostly be writing about and from Charlottesville, VA. I’ve  been back at school for about a month already, and I have this list of foodie ventures that I need to post about, but school has been keeping me busy (I had THREE exams today and a paper due tomorrow!!).

Charlottesville is a pretty small place, but there are SO MANY amazing places to eat. I remember reading somewhere that Charlottesville has more restaurants per capita than New York City. Don’t quote me on that, but the point is: there are a lot of wonderful restaurants here. I LOVE IT!!! I’ve made a goal of mine to eat at as many restaurants as I can here during the rest of my college years. Now, onto Café Europa!

After an epic afternoon of Wal-Mart, poster making, and teasing certain people, CM, JW, and I went to Café Europa for dinner, which is a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant on the Corner. For those who don’t know, the Corner is basically a street of restaurants and some shops that mainly caters to college kids, meaning it’s super cheap but still delicious. I have heard great things about Café Europa and especially about their tomato basil soup, so I really wanted to try it out. When we walked up to the counter to order, the guy, whom I’m guessing is the owner, asked us if we wanted to take a chance and let him surprise us with something scrumptious. He asked us if we wanted something hot or cold, meat or no meat, spicy or not spicy, and with a soup or salad. And with those few instructions, he set off to create us a special treat. I was extremely tickled and very excited by this spontaneous way of ordering. He also said that if we don’t like it, we don’t have to pay, and if we love it, we’ll have to pay double. Hahaha I love this guy.

Majorca Panini

Majorca Panini

DSCN0965JW and I ended up with a Majorca Panini, which had chicken, mozzarella, and chipotle sauce. It was so good, especially the bread. I will go back just for that bread.

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

My tomato basil soup, however, was kind of a letdown. I only drank half of it because it just wasn’t that good. I don’t understand why so many people like it.

CM's Panini

CM's Panini

CM had a Panini as well. I tried a bite of hers, and it had prosciutto ham, mozzarella, basil, and some other stuff that I can’t remember. It was very good. I would get it the next time I go. And yes, this place merits a “next time.” The food was delicious, and the owner was just too adorable. He taught me how to say “thank you” in Greek. Efharisto!

Café Europa
1331 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903