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Seeking Boston's BEST Brownie Sundae.

FeastNut2008 Jul 30, 2011 03:32 PM

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. libertywharf RE: FeastNut2008 Jul 30, 2011 08:48 PM

    Take a ride out to Newton and visit Cabots.

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      bear RE: FeastNut2008 Jul 31, 2011 06:15 AM

      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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        bella_sarda RE: bear Aug 2, 2011 03:24 PM

        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. BlueMagic RE: FeastNut2008 Jul 31, 2011 06:34 AM

        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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          stomachofsteel RE: BlueMagic Jul 31, 2011 06:40 AM

          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

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            will007 RE: stomachofsteel Aug 2, 2011 11:04 AM

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

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            libertywharf RE: BlueMagic Jul 31, 2011 09:30 AM

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

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              BlueMagic RE: libertywharf Jul 31, 2011 03:43 PM

              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.

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            tweetie RE: FeastNut2008 Aug 2, 2011 05:52 AM

            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. Boston_Otter RE: FeastNut2008 Aug 2, 2011 06:45 AM

              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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                BlueMagic RE: Boston_Otter Aug 2, 2011 03:14 PM

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

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

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                Blumie RE: FeastNut2008 Aug 2, 2011 07:51 AM

                Highland Kitchen, in Somerville, has a great brown sundae.

                Highland Kitchen
                150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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                  winedude RE: FeastNut2008 Aug 2, 2011 06:15 PM

                  For my money, the best Brownie Sundae is at Hilliard's Ice Cream and Candy, in Easton, MA. It's a really cute, old-fashioned ice cream parlor, they make their own brownies (great) ice cream (great) and hot fudge (very good). It's enormous, we share it for two.

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                    joth68 RE: FeastNut2008 Aug 3, 2011 07:04 AM

                    Flatbread company in somerville makes a terrific brownie sunday. Fresh baked brownie, local ice cream(can't remember which brand). My s.o. likes it so much she has been known to order it as an appetizer.

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                      Velda Mae RE: FeastNut2008 Aug 4, 2011 08:03 AM

                      PICCO in the South End makes its own ice cream and uses Scharffen Berger chocolate in the hot fudge. If you don't want to wait in the interminable line for a table, you can order ice cream to go at the bar.

                      1. dmullin699 RE: FeastNut2008 Aug 4, 2011 06:40 PM

                        If you have access to a time machine, head back 30-40 years for Baileys in downtown Boston. Honest to God, I have dreamt of this place.
                        Otherwise, I can't help you. Love the old school Brighams Ice Cream served at the Sugar Bowl in Dorchester.

                        Brighams Ice Cream
                        RR 114, North Andover, MA 01845

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