Ronnybrook Milk Bar:Soups, Shakes, Salads and More at the Market

But unless you’re a designer and want to see what Mark Sarosi (above), who spent four years with David Rockwell (aka, Mr. Restaurant Design), has done with the space – okay, even if you’re not a designer, you should see it:  look at the way the milk crates lining the walls pull out for extra seating:


you need to go for the soda-fountain treats – the shakes and ice cream cones, the lavender-infused milk (yum), the floats – and the food.  The menu is so appealing and the ingredients so terrific – as much as possible, Mark is trying to source his products from other local farms – that it’s just not easy to figure out what you want.

Cast-iron eggs with roasted mushrooms, Ronnybrook’s farmer cheese (I love good farmer cheese) and herbs?

Country-style turkey meatballs over buttered egg noodles with sweet cream gravy?

Roasted herbed Berkshire pork sandwich with avocade aioli (a great idea) and watercress on 7-grain bread?

If the world were a perfect place, we’d have a Ronnybrook Milk Bar near us no matter where we lived and the adorable Mark to whip up shakes for us at the first sign of an urge to slurp.

Dorie Greenspan