The Lakeside area has become one of my new favorites. It reminds me of a quiet, older part of Dallas that I adored as a child.
Lakeside, Washington Park, Bellevue District…whatever you want to call it, is perfectly laid back. Not to mention it’s one of those up-and-coming neighborhoods that has been here all along. I love when the usual becomes suddenly “hip”.
My girlfriend’s mom had raved about the Mill and had urged us to try it out for ourselves. So one Sunday, we did, and we took her mom with us.
The Mill’s got a family friendly vibe but won’t scare away hipsters, the gays, or anyone else that doesn’t find monogrammed initials on the back of their car “cute”. The food is home-style, no-fluff, and comforting with a fresh focus on local farmed ingredients. The grub is great and the chill atmosphere is honest and welcomed.
The ample menu ranges from pizzas and wraps to shrimp and grits. Scanning the menu, you’ll wish that you could sample just about everything it has to offer.
The three of us started with the Basil Hummus Plate ($8). It’s not your standard (and bland) pita and hummus dish. This plate’s packed with onions, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, warm pita, pepperoncinis, and feta. Ah yi yi. This could be a meal in itself. It was fresh, light, and perfect.
For my main dish, I chose a Blackened Chicken Wrap ($8). It wasn’t surprisingly spectacular but I did enjoy it. The lettuce was fresh, crunchy, and un-wilted. Much unlike other “wraps” I’ve had. I chose sweet potato fries for a side and was very pleased. They were extra crispy, salty, and sweet. I adore sweet potato fries.
My girlfriends mom chose the Shrimp and Grits ($15). They were fantastic- the shrimp were pleasantly large and the grits (the real deal from Hanover County) looked perfect.
We decided to all split a slice of the Peanut Butter Pie. I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter desserts (I know, what the hell is wrong with me, right?) but I was absolutely pleased with the cool and creamy dessert. It was rich with notes of pb and chocolate. Need I say more?
This place hits the spot. What can make this place even better? All the crazy specials they offer. As a kind, informative blogger, you’ll find it all listed here (also visit them at http://themillrva.com/)…
Sunday, 5-close- Discounted specialty burgers, $3/glass house reds and whites, $1.50 selected beers
Monday, All Day- $1 off all vegetarian menu items
Tuesday, 6- close- Family style pasta night (pasta, salad, and bread- feeds 2-3) $15- $22 PLUS $12/bottle selected wine.
Wednesday- $5 order of wings (couple of flavors to chose from)
Happy Hour, M-F 3-6- $1 off all Appetizers, $4 Flatbread Pizza with single topping, $3 Glass of Table Red or White Wine, $1.50 PBR, High Life, Genesee Cream Ale, or Lionshead Pilsner
*Until August 31st, Mon-Fri 11-3, Buy 1 item get another item of equal or lesser value 1/2 off.*