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Nov 16, 2006 11:15 PM
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Favorite restaurant after dinner candy [moved from Southwest board]

So I was at a Sushi restaurant tonight (in Baltimore), and with my check, they brought me this Green Tea Hard Candy (it was the single most intense Green Tea Taste I have ever experienced).

It got me thinking, the after dinner treat, for me, really adds to the experience at a restaurant. It may not be the most important reason for going to a particular establishment, but it certainly influences the overall experience (who doesn't like a sweet treat for free?).

It got me thinking about some of my favorite restaurant treats. Certainly one of them is Del Frisco's giant bowl of jelly beans. I also like the Andee's Thin Mints (although I can't think of where I have had them lately, maybe the Broker?).

What are your favorite restaurant treats?

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  1. Evvia in Palo Alto, CA, a greek restaurant, has these hard licorice candies wrapped in red cellophane. I didn't like licorice until I tried those... and I have yet to find hard (as opposed to chewy) licorice ANYWHERE else.

    1. Rain, an SEA fusion restaurant in NYC, has soft, chewy, mildly hot ginger candies that are seriously addictive if you're a ginger lover.

      1. I like the hard ouzo candies from some Greek places, also enjoy the fennel seed mixture they give sometimes at Indian restaurants. Don't like nasty fruit hard candies because for some reason I eat them even though I don't like them.

        1. Good old fashioned dinner mints. The pastel colored or white ones that are shaped sort of like a lumpy little square pillow, a little powdery, and melt in your mouth. I know, not refined, but I love them.

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          1. re: Pei

            I agree -- those things are addictive. You don't see them much anymore, although I seem to recall that Ruth's Chris hands them out in little packages, but don't quote me on that.

          2. kinkaids in d.c. and colvin run tavern in tyson corner, va.. both have these wonderful mint candy straws coated with dark choc.i tracked them down and keep a supply at home!