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Jul 30, 2011 03:32 PM

Seeking Boston's BEST Brownie Sundae.

My wife and I are seeking out Boston's BEST Brownie Sundae. Any suggestions and descriptions of the sundae are greatly appreciated. We're looking for warm, freshly baked brownies (not pre-baked, wrapped brownies with ice cream on top). Thanks for your help!

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  1. Take a ride out to Newton and visit Cabots.

    1. I wouldn't call it the best since I don't order them often, but the brownie sundae at Veggie Planet at Club Passim is quite tasty.

      Veggie Planet
      47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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      1. re: bear

        In my experience the Veggie Planet version is just OK, but not really worth seeking out. The brownie was def. not warm and not at all spectacular.

        Veggie Planet
        47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MA 02138

      2. I don't think any brownie sundae can compare to the Ghiradelli Brownie Sundae at Grassfields( Andover and Peabody).
        A warm , fudgy brownie made with Ghiradelli chocolate, served with vanilla ice cream, dollops of whipped cream..and the whole thing dusted with Ghiradelli cocoa...just can't be beat.
        Definitely meant to be shared.

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        1. re: BlueMagic

          I can't vouch for the sundae itself, but there is also a Grassfields in Waltham, and Jimmy's Steer House in Arlington has the same menu. Both serve the Ghirardelli brownie sundae.

          Jimmy's Steer House
          1111 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

          1. re: stomachofsteel

            Jimmy's in Arlinton is awesome. I may have to go back soon and try the sundae. Thanks,

          2. re: BlueMagic

            Blue Majic: next time in Andover, I will have to check it out, thanks

            1. re: libertywharf

              Libertywharf, you're welcome. I feel I have to warn you that once you try it, you may find yourself looking for excuses to go back.

          3. Brownie sundae is my favorite comfort food dessert and I've tried plenty. Almost always, I'm disappointed but after lots of misses, I've found perfection at Papa Razzi of all places. Served in a glass goblet nearly the size of the Stanley Cup, 2 dense, fudgy, chocolate chunk studded brownies are topped with vanilla gelato. Add a generous portion of real hot fudge (not Hershey syrup, yuck!!) candied nuts and whipped cream and you are on the road to Nirvana. Definitely enough for 2 to share. Confession--I've visited just to have one of these, enjoying it in the bar area. Staff was very happy to accomodate my dessert only order.

            As a side bar, I ordered one last week at Joe's American Bar and Grill thinking that since they are owned by the same parent company, there might be a similarity. Sad to say that it too was another big disappointment. Most recent in a chain of misses was Barker Tavern's on Sunday. Why can't more places get this one right??

            1. It's made from pre-packaged brownies and is far from being the best brownie sundae in Boston, but I have to mention the brownie sundae at Arlington's Capitol Theater, just for the sake of being able to eat a Richardson's Icecream brownie sundae while watching a movie.

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              1. re: Boston_Otter

                Richardson's Ice Cream can fix a multitude of sins.

                Richardson's Ice Cream
                156 S Main St, Middleton, MA 01949