THE PINT-SIZED FOODIE: An introduction to Milkbread

The latest from our kid food critic
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Milkbread's "Mini Cinnies," a half-dozen cinnamon rolls topped with cream cheese icing

Each month, our 8-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of Milkbread in Davidson:

What we ordered:

I got the Crispy Chicken Biscuit ($7). Mommy and Daddy both got the Hot Dip ($11), and my sister got the Crispy Chicken Tenders ($5) with Mac N Cheese ($7). Oh, and we got the Mini Cinnies ($15) for after we finished our lunches.

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How it works:

You order at the counter, but first you have to pass this big case of donuts! After you order, they give you a number and you go find a table. There’s a drink station where you get your own drinks and napkins and stuff. They bring your food to your table, and even though it was pretty crowded, the food showed up fast.

Why I liked it:

My chicken biscuit was huuuuuge! Like, two times as big as Chick-fil-A! I could barely get my mouth around it! Also, I like it when you can order lunch and treats at the same place. You can get a box of donuts to take home with you.

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What I didn’t like:

Ummmm…it was kind of noisy inside, but that’s just cuz so many people wanted to come on a Sunday. My sister said they should have TVs on the walls.

What I tried for the first time:

Those pickles you and Daddy got an extra order of (read: Grandfather’s Pickles, $4). They were soooo good! Kind of salty but kind of sweet, too.

Why other kids should try it:

Because you get donuts and cinnamon rolls! Every kid likes that.

What I liked best:

My chicken biscuit? No, wait. The Mini Cinnies! They were, like, the best cinnamon rolls I ever tasted and they had so much of that white icing!

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Why parents will like it:

They have a coffee bar where parents can order lattes and stuff, and at night they have wine and beer. Also, I think parents will dig the donuts and cinnamon rolls, too.

Why I would come back:

Davidson is pretty fun. After Milkbread we walked around and found a bookstore where me and my sister got to pick out a new book. It was kind of cold and rainy, though, so let’s come back again when it’s not raining, OK?