Best desserts in southern restaurants
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!
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.
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
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)