This Saturday morning, I got up at 7:30 am in order to have breakfast/brunch at this quaint restaurant that my sister recommended. It was worth the early rise. This is not just any restaurant, it is literally the land of milk and honey……seriously, the restaurant’s name is Milk & Honey Cafe.
Just as you can imagine, the land of Milk & Honey is hard to find, and can only be experienced by the most determined seekers. It is sandwiched between other businesses in a strip mall area. There is no signage over the door of the restaurant. You just have to “know” where it is, and how to reach it. Once inside, I got the feeling of being in someone’s home. The seating is a comfortable mix of chairs and sofas surrounding various dining tables. Pictures of the owner mingling with satisfied customers adorn the walls.
I must say, Milk and Honey lives up to its name. It is a wonderful blend of savory and sweet. The air inside actually smells like honey. Milk & Honey Cafe is owned by Chopped Champion, Sammy Davis. I was excited to taste Chef Sammy’s Award Winning 1/2lb Shrimp & Grits. But, I had to start with something sweet. Strawberry Shortcake Deep Fried Biscuits hit the spot. The presentation was marvelous. The portion size was large with three big biscuits, strawberries, cream cheese glaze, and powdered sugar. The biscuits were hot & crispy on the outside, yet buttery and moist on the inside.
For the main dish, I had Chef Sammy’s Award winning 1/2lb Shrimp & Grits. According to sis, I danced in my seat when the food arrived. (I believe it, I dance when I have good satisfying food). The dish was colorful and appetizing, and even included turkey sausage! Just one bite let me know why Chef Sammy is The Food Network’s Chopped Champion. The grits are amazing. They genuinely taste like southern homemade cheese grits. They are creamy, seasoned, and have just the right “grits” consistency. They are not grainy at all, and form a nice accompaniment to the cajun cream sauce. I am so happy to have discovered this dish. I had almost given up on finding good southern grits in the Washington D.C. area.
We washed it all down with orange and cranberry mimosas. At $4 each, the mimosas are a refreshing enhancement to an already delicious breakfast.
I will absolutely return to the land of Milk and Honey. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends. Milk and Honey is one of the first restaurant’s I have visited where I want to taste EVERYTHING on the menu. Until my next visit, I’ll stay sweet.