From chocolate to salted caramel and molten chocolate to dreamy ice cream… here’s a toothsome lineup of sweet treats for the holiday season -- or any time of year.
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112 N Market St Charleston, SC Seafood Restaurants,American Restaurants,Wedding Reception Locations & Services,Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities,Caterers,Restaurants,Fine Dining Restaurants,Bar & Grills,Mediterranean Restaurants
In possibly the best city for Southern cooking, this restaurant consistently wins the "top dessert" rankings with its Ultimate Coconut Cake—guaranteed to change your coconut tastes forever. It’s nearly a half-foot tall: 12 layers of alternating butter cake and rich filling made with fresh-grated coconut and real vanilla.
102 N Hotel St Honolulu, HI Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts,Dessert Restaurants,Juices
Milkshakes from this Chinatown favorite defy the laws of physics: They will not be contained by any simple glass, oh no not at all. Half creamy, dense ice cream shake and half candy-pastry-whipped cream sculpture, they seem to explode out of their glass receptacles in a delicious, precarious bloom of ice cream, candy, cookies, doughnuts, oversize roasted marshmallows and spirals of whipped cream. Their specialty shakes are so big, we’ve seen entire cupcakes used as a garnish. Classic shakes are suitable for one or two people—the specialty "volcano shakes" are better for six.
LAVO Italian Restaurant & Nightclub
3325 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV Italian Restaurants,Bars,Night Clubs,Clubs,Restaurants
8225 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA American Restaurants,Steak Houses,Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants,Family Style Restaurants,Restaurants
Contrary to what you’ve heard, Angelenos do like to dig into a great restaurant meal…and end it with a sugary dessert. A lot of them are light, but certainly not all: Amid the macarons and ice cream floats, Jar’s signature banana cream pie withstands all trends and wins with an old-fashioned favorite even grandma could love.
The buttery, light pastry is cooked and chilled the night before. Then, when a customer orders the pie, fresh bananas are folded into rich vanilla bean custard cream and topped with a swoosh of real whipped cream.
Spot Dessert Bar
11 W 32nd St New York, NY Dessert Restaurants,Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts,Restaurants
There are many New York restaurants with epic signature desserts –but Spot Dessert Bar only serves sweet finales. And anything on its menu can match up with the signature anywhere else. We choose The Harvest as a standout because of the unforgettable presentation: It looks exactly like a tiny potted plant, but is actually a mixed berry shortcake with berry sorbet and a cocoa cookie crumble topping. It’s un-potted and plated tableside.
110 S 13th St Philadelphia, PA Mediterranean Restaurants,Restaurants,Pizza
Enter the latest triumph in hybrid desserts: the salted caramel budino-stuffed cruffin. It’s the latest evolution of a dessert this restaurant’s been improving on for a long time. They started with salted caramel budino—a rich layered dessert that alternates pudding with whipped cream and cookie crumbs. Over the years, they’ve used it in various desserts, and now it comes stuffed in a hybrid croissant-muffin. There are so many delicious things going on at once here, we have only one real question: Can we get away with having it for breakfast?