Best desserts in southern restaurants
- Liana Krissoff Mar 14, 2007 11:07 AM
So a brief survey here brings up the following must-try desserts:
Banana Pudding Creme Brulee at Comfort in Richmond, VA
Caramel cake at See Wee Restaurant and Hominy Grill, Charleston, SC, area
Coconut cake at Peninsula Grill (upscale), Charleston, SC
Hummingbird cake at Boulevard Diner, Charleston, SC
Pinto bean pie at Walli's Fish Supreme, Charleston, SC
Coca-Cola cake at Jestine's, Charleston, SC
Chocolate chess pie at Stub's Cafe, Yazoo City, MS
Chocolate walnut pie at University of South Carolina Restaurant School
I'm looking for more—much more. Any specific favorite desserts in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, etc.? Fancy, down-home, nouveau, old-school—all are welcome. Oh, and if you've got Texas ones I'll post a query on that board too, because a road trip to Texas (from GA) is in my near future!
Any pie from Johnny Ray's BBQ (local chain in AL). The chocolate pie and lemon ice box are wonderful. No meringue - REAL whipped cream.
Chocolate Roulage at Cobb Lane (Birmingham)
Creme Brulee at Highlands Bar & Grille (Birmingham - the original Frank Stitt restaurant)
Cheesecake at O'Carrs Deli (Birmingham)
Chocolate Chess Pie at the Angus Barn in NC
Homemade Kit Kat Bars at One Midtown Kitchen in Atlanta
Bakalava Ice Cream at Ocean in Birmingham
Mile High Pie at Bone's in Atlanta
Warm Chocolate cheesecake at Aria in Atlanta
Amarula cheesecake at any Metrotainment Cafe in Atlanta
Chcocolate Bread pudding at Red Fish Grill in New Orleans
Banana Pudding at Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill
Southern Comfort Ice Cream at Francesca's in Durham
Every dessert I've tasted from Magnolia Grill in Durham has been sublime
Pastries, esp. the summer fruit tarts at Guglehupf in Durham
Vinegar Pie at the restaurant on US 25E where it crosses Clinch Mountain in Grainger Co., TN.
The pecan pie with chocolate and a bit of Jack from almost anywhere in Kentucky.
Liana, I like your Charleston picks. I'll add just a couple. The banana panna cotta at Peninsula Grill is like banana pudding taken to a whole other level, and I think I would give it the nod even over their coconut cake. Also not to be missed: the ancho chocolate torte with Mexican hot chocolate ice cream at Tristan and the warm toffee cake with Frangelico caramel sauce at Sienna on Daniel Island, my current fave dessert.