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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!

  1. jinet12 Mar 15, 2007 08:22 AM

    Agree with the coconut cake at the Pennisula...Fabulous...

    1. Low Country Jon Mar 15, 2007 06:57 AM

      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.

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        shallots Mar 15, 2007 06:46 AM

        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.

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          byteme55 Mar 15, 2007 06:44 AM

          The Prince Regent Cake, Villa Europa, Augusta Ga..

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            Janet from Richmond Mar 15, 2007 05:44 AM

            Butter Pecan gelato at Edo's Squid, Richmond, VA

            1. Suzy Q Mar 14, 2007 05:59 PM

              Oooh, I'll second the chocolate chess pie at the Angus Barn.

              1. izzizzi Mar 14, 2007 05:40 PM

                Pistachio gelato at Gelateria Modica in Charleston, S.C.

                1. mamaciita Mar 14, 2007 05:35 PM

                  Chocolate Velvet--Lilly's; Breeder's Cup Torte--Desserts by Helen, both in Louisville, KY

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                    brokegradstudent Mar 14, 2007 12:32 PM

                    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

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                      chickstein Mar 14, 2007 12:00 PM

                      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

                      1. sheilal Mar 14, 2007 11:20 AM

                        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)

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