East End Sweets: Make-Shift Milk Bar Slings Crack Pie and Stumptown Coffee
May 29, 2012 | East End Eats
Momofuku Milk Bar pastry chef Christina Tosi at Make-Shift Milk Bar in Montauk
One of the most surprising and welcome Memorial Day weekend foodie headlines was the Montauk opening of Make-Shift Milk Bar, Momofuku Milk Bar’s first foray outside NYC. The outdoor patio/bakery is adjacent to Cynthia Rowley’s boutique.
Rowley initially invited Milk Bar to sell cookies at the boutique, but the idea of a pop-up proved irresistible to pastry chef Christina Tosi. Thank goodness for overachievers. Now, there’s no need to trek back to the city for Tosi's buttery, toasted oat hit of crack pie, gooey cookies (blueberry cream, cornflake marshmallow, compost), and birthday cake truffles. Cute and completely addictive, cake truffles are two-bite orbs of compressed vanilla confetti cake doused in white chocolate glaze and cake crumbs.
To wash it all down, Make-Shift Milk Bar is serving slushies in three flavors, cereal milk, Arnold Palmer, and Stumptown coffee. You can also skip the slush and order a Stumptown coldbrew straight up. Open 9 AM to 9 PM daily. 696 Montauk Hwy., Montauk
—KATHY YL CHAN