Bubby’s Highline is opening a genuine soda fountain with genuine make-your-own sundaes, sodas, shakes, and malts
When you're at Bubby's Highline's new soda fountain, be sure to try the Elvis sundae, made with, what else? peanut butter and bananas.
Bubby’s Highline is hitting New York with a healthy dose of nostalgia. The comfort food restaurant in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District is launching an All-American Soda Fountain where you can taste old-fashioned ice cream sundaes, sodas, shakes, malts and floats, all made from scratch with locally-sourced ingredients. When they open on April 15th, Bubby’s will be giving out free sodas, ice cream sodas, and sundaes from 2-6 p.m.
Chef–owner Ron Silver was inspired to put together a genuine old-fashioned soda fountain with carbonated sodas, flavored with syrups and whipped toppings by a 1920s-era book about soda fountains. He has said that this symbol of true Americana is almost an era gone-by and he wants to bring it all back.
The ice cream sundaes offered at the soda fountain will be anything but simple, however. The S’more Sundae is made with rocky road ice cream, graham crackers, and marshmallows while the Fred and Ginger Sundae is made with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, gingersnap crumbs, and caramel, chocolate and cherry syrup.
And of course, each sundae will be topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi
NYC’s Black Tap Creating Magical Milkshakes Worth Every Bite
Milkshake mania has hit New York City and we’re officially on board. Move over delicious burgers and beer, and make way for the milkshakes over at Black Tap. Just when we didn&rsquot think anything could top the juicy burgers and diverse craft beer selection over at Joe Isidori&rsquos Soho hotspot, these insanely fun ice cream and candy creations hit the counter. By Carly Petrone.
If you follow Black Tap on Instagram, you may have noticed these dream-like milkshakes exploding on their feed recently. The Cotton Candy takes you back to childhood, with a sweet strawberry shake base and toppings that look like a kid ran through a candy store. The soda fountain glass acts as a canvas as it’s coated with everything from pink and pearl-colored chocolate balls (attached to frosting, of course) to piles of pink and blue cotton candy. And every drink needs a garnish, right? They&rsquove got you covered with rock candy lollipops and one extra large swirly lollipop that makes you feel like you&rsquove stepped right into Willy Wonka&rsquos factory.
Next up: The Sweet n&rsquo Salty. Whether you&rsquore craving chocolatey candy or salty snacks, this is the milkshake for you. The shake itself is made with chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter, giving it an even richer base. If you can make your way through the mounds of whipped cream, you&rsquoll notice that the glass is rimmed with peanut butter and chocolate frosting in order for all of the M&M candies and miniature Reese&rsquos Peanut Butter Cups to adhere to. Resting comfortably next to your red-striped straw is a massive chocolate M&M-coated pretzel and two pretzel rods. This one can get messy but in the best way. Who doesn&rsquot want to scoop up all that salt and sugary goodness?
Finally, the third option on the menu is The Cookie. But we warn you: this isn&rsquot your mom&rsquos typical recipe. This vanilla shake is anything but ordinary thanks to the cookie crumbles and chocolate syrup that adorn it. Did we mention there&rsquos an entire chocolate chip cookie sandwich to get through? That is, if you can make it passed the two chocolate chip cookies that lay between it, as well as more frosting and whipped cream. And just like the two other options, the glass is coated with frosting and plenty of extra cookie crumbs.
As if these three milkshakes weren&rsquot enough, Isidori is always expanding his menu for special holidays and occasions. Up next? The Red Velvet. This Valentine&rsquos Day-inspired drink is a chocolate milkshake topped with Hershey&rsquos kisses, red M&M&rsquos, and chocolate frosting around the side. But the real kicker with this one? It&rsquos crowned with a slice of red velvet cake. Yep, now you can have your cake and your milkshake too.
So, how did Black Tap come up with these wild creations? Owner and Chef, Joe Isidori, gave us the inside scoop on how these amazingly fun milkshakes came to life, which one is his favorite, and what to expect on the menu moving forward.
CBSNewYork.com: How did you come up with these fun milkshakes? Were you thinking the bigger the better?
Joe Isidori: My wife was the inspiration behind the milkshakes! One day she wanted a cotton candy shake, so I made her one with all the bells and whistles.
CBSNewYork.com: What&rsquos your favorite shake?
Joe Isidori: The Cotton Candy, of course!
CBSNewYork.com: Do most customers finish their shakes?
Joe Isidori: Yes! Customers finish their shakes all the time.
CBSNewYork.com: Any new flavors in the works that you can share with us?
Joe Isidori: We&rsquore excited to be offering a Red Velvet Milkshake for Valentine&rsquos Day coming up, and we&rsquoll have one for St. Patrick&rsquos Day after that.
CBSNewYork.com: Most popular flavor request from customers?
Joe Isidori: The Cotton Candy shake is the most popular and definitely the most colorful.
CBSNewYork.com: Your milkshakes look like playful works of art. Was there a lot of trial and error when first putting these together?
Joe Isidori: We always play around with the different toppings and add-ons before we decide. Sometimes it comes down to what will balance on the shake!
CBSNewYork.com: What&rsquos your idea of a perfect Valentine&rsquos Day?
Joe Isidori: My wife and I have been going to Carbone for Valentine&rsquos Day for three years. Veal Parm for two is perfect.
It may be the dead of winter but customers are still standing in a line around the block to warm up with these candy shakes. The icing on the milkshake? These tasty treats are available at both Black Tap locations in Soho and the Meatpacking District.
See Art at the Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum of Art is one of New York City's most famous art museums and one of the most prestigious in the world. Its permanent collection focuses on 20th and 21st century American art collected by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a socialite after whom the museum is named. Originally located in Manhattan's Upper East Side, the Whitney moved to the Meatpacking District in May of 2015.
You could easily spend all day browsing the 50,000-square-feet of indoor galleries. The museum also has numerous outdoor balconies that let you enjoy the art and magnificent views of Manhattan. If you're hungry after an art-filled day, head to Untitled, the seasonal restaurant on the museum's ground floor. The food is delicious, and the many windows make it the perfect place to people watch.
New Quarters in the Village For 12 Decades of Hardware
The familiar industrial orange and black sign for Garber's Hardware in Greenwich Village looks like something out of a noir film or the label on an old oil burner. Opened in 1884 by Joseph Garber, a Russian Jewish immigrant, the store is still at Eighth Avenue between Jane and Horatio Streets, making it perhaps the city's oldest continuously owned family business at one location.
But not for long. On Sept. 19, Garber's is closing. A few weeks later, after a modernization to help it make the leap across 120 years and five generations, it plans to reopen a short walk away, on Greenwich Street between Tenth and Charles Streets.
''It's going to be culture shock for our customers,'' said Nathaniel Garber Schoen, 26, a great-great-grandson of Joseph Garber and a co-owner of the store, with his father, George Schoen, 56, and his uncle, Tom Schoen, 55. ''They're used to tight aisles and stepping around everything.''
The Schoen brothers are nephews of Hank Garber, who ran the store from 1935 until 2000, when he died at age 89.
The book ''The Historic Shops & Restaurants of New York'' describes Garber's as ''stacked floor to ceiling with decades of accumulated merchandise.'' There are thousands of contemporary hardware store staples encased in small cardboard and plastic packets hanging on wall hooks and stacked on shelves.
But hidden between, behind or under the modern merchandise, are items that were modern decades ago. Many could be retired to a museum.
Dusty drawers hold nuts and bolts and springs of all sizes. There is shotgun ammunition from when people went hunting in Manhattan. There are old brass fixtures for gas lines and lamps that are sold to owners of apartments in which the electrical wiring now runs inside the old gas lines. Canisters are packed with lockwashers made during World War II.
There is a complete line of spray polish from the 1970's: Garage Magic, Panel Magic and Plastic Cleaner Magic. There is a Home Soda Fountain, a seltzer siphon made by Soda King with a recipe on the box for egg creams.
Many of Garber's customers once came from the meatpacking district around West 14th Street, and the store still sells weightlifter belts to meat packers. Hank Garber used to say that he was there to tell ''the apartment dweller with six thumbs'' how to use a screwdriver. Such patience and helpfulness helped Garber's capture and retain a loyal clientele of yuppies, students, hipsters and ex-hipsters.
Many of them come simply for for commonplace needs, like duplicate keys. Tool buffs, photographers, film prop crews and artists drop by in search of hard-to-find industrial materials. Kitsch collectors like the store's souvenir T-shirt. A network of old wooden sliding ladders allows the staff to reach all the merchandise.
The West Village has been changing, though, attracting designer boutiques, upscale residences and chic hotels. Garber's has never done chic, but Joseph Garber's descendants seem determined to change to meet the times.
Nathaniel Schoen said he has put his career as an artist on hold to modernize the store and undertake the huge task of simply moving its inventory, which will take a team of specialized movers along with regular members of the staff several weeks.
In many ways, he said, the new store promises to be the direct opposite of its predecessor. The space is attractive and large -- 6,000 square feet compared to the current 4,500.
The inventory will be computerized, compared to the present system, something between collective memory and guesswork.
For example, several staff members may collaborate to figure out that the masonry drill bits are next to the cigarette lighter flints in an obscure display case deep in the Tools section.
Yesterday Garber's had big markdowns, even on items with decades-old price tags.
The dusty can of Schalk's Waxoff (''The Modern Way to Remove Floor Wax.'') was going for 34 cents. A Yahrzeit memorial candle cost 93 cents, and Afta Mattress Freshener, a fragrant powder said to to keep ''mattresses, pillows and upholstered furniture fresh as a daisy,'' carried a 59-cent sticker.
Manuel Jiminez, 64, looked a bit disoriented after learning that the store was moving. He called Garber's an indispensable source of fixtures for the historic brownstone he owns nearby.
''It's the best hardware store in the Village,'' Mr. Jiminez said. Then Nathaniel Schoen held up a drill bit 400ths of an inch in diameter and declared, ''We have 20 sizes smaller than this.''
Genuine Soda Fountain Opens in the Meatpacking District - Recipes
"Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York!"
This past weekend, my family and I ventured up to NYC for a fun, touristy Easter weekend. I clearly have been living under a rock for the past 23 years, because I had no idea that Brooklyn is only a 2-hour drive from Philly. After our amazing weekend wandering around the city (my iPhone told me I took 40,000 steps!) – I can’t wait to plan my next trip! I finally understand the craze of loving New York City!
Here are some of my favorite things that we did:
Dinner at Juliana’s Pizza for authentic “Brooklyn Pizza”
Juliana’s is located right in DUMBO beneath the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge, and is operated by the ever-famous Patsy Grimaldi. Grimaldi’s impeccable recipe for his coal-fired pizza has awarded him numerous recognitions as the best pizza in New York, and even ranked Juliana’s as the #1 pizza place in the entire US. As a self-proclaimed pizza aficionado, I can attest to this pie being the best I’ve ever had… and that says a lot! It was well worth the hour wait, and I definitely will be back.
Morning at the 9/11 Memorial
I still remember exactly where I was on the day of the September 11th attacks. I was in 2nd grade and was completely confused as to what was happening. My parents tried to explain to me what was going on, but as an 8 year old, it went in one ear and out the other. As I got older, I came to understand the grave nature of what actually happened. I thought I had understood it all, but after visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, I learned many more details that I had never known previously. I found myself in tears standing in the museum reading all of the testimonies and seeing all of the different ways that peoples’ lives were torn apart that day. Not to mention, it was a beautiful tribute to all of the heroes that sacrificed so much for their family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers. If you haven’t visited, I highly recommend going.
Afternoon in Central Park and Strawberry Fields
As we strolled through Central Park, I couldn’t help but think of Kevin from Home Alone and his pigeon lady friend – but on a serious note, this was my first time in Central Park and I absolutely loved seeing all of the people biking, relaxing in the grass, and sitting on benches as they took in the beautiful afternoon. It is truly a haven in the concrete jungle of NYC. We meandered through until we reached an area called the Strawberry Fields, which is a tribute to John Lennon, who passed away in the nearby Dakota Apartments. There is a circular mosaic in the center of the garden-area dedicated to him with the word “Imagine” written on it (in remembrance of his famous song). What I loved most was that there was a guy nearby playing guitar and singing some of Lennon’s songs.
Dinner and shopping in Little Italy
For spanning only a few blocks, NYC’s Little Italy has a lot to offer. It is such a charming area with Italian bakeries, small boutique shops, import shops with Italian meats and cheeses (and drinks! See below for the delicious clementine Italian soda I had), and many authentic restaurants. We had dinner reservations at Benito One and the food was delicious – I got the homemade lasagna! I also tried “scungilli” for the first time – which is snail! I don’t know if I would order it again, but hey, it’s always good to try new things. I also stopped in a little boutique shop called Mulberry & Grand - I got the cutest pineapple necklace and I'm obsessed. I'm hoping that they open one in Philly, but at least they have an online store!
Morning Walk on the High Line
On Sunday morning we headed over to the High Line, which is an old rail line that crosses above the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. The line no longer operates, so it has since been converted into an urban park! It is essentially a catwalk above the city filled with beautiful gardens and small vendors that set up their carts and art displays. I loved the vibe there with people just hanging out, reading books, drinking coffee and relaxing with friends.
Lunch at the Chelsea Market
Next we headed over to the Chelsea Market, which is also located in the Meatpacking District. It was previously a factory, but is now home to a variety of gourmet foods sold in a market-like setting. It reminds me of Philly’s “Reading Terminal Market”, with a more contemporary and upscale spin. Also, for a fun history fact: the building was previously Nabisco’s factory HQ and was the birthplace of the Oreo cookie. You may not be able to get America's Favorite Cookie there anymore, but there is an abundance of other treats to try!
Afternoon exploring in Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park
I wish I hadn’t filled up on lunch at the Chelsea Market, because the streets of Greenwich Village were crawling with the cutest restaurants and coffee shops. One of which being Bluestone Café which I’m dying to try! In the heart of Greenwich Village sits Washington Square Park, which features the well-known arch dedicated to George Washington. This is where we decided to end our day before heading back to Philly and we were lucky enough to stumble upon NYU's Accappella group who was performing in the park. Sadly, I didn’t run into any celebrities like I was hoping, but I did stumble upon a Goodwill (yes, I'm a thrift store addict!). I will be posting some of my trendy finds up on the blog soon!
So, that's my NY trip in a nutshell. I hope that if you haven't visited any of the above places mentioned, that I've inspired you to plan your next trip!
THAI SELECT CLASSIC RESTAURANT
Ban Gaw, which is named after the Thai word for home and the owner’s name, was opened in 2003. It wasn’t the first of Gaw’s restaurants, though, as she opened her first in 1996. The daughter of Baan Thai Isarn’s owner, Duenpen Pota, which her brother now runs, she grew up learning her mother’s recipes before starting her own business. There are a few more siblings from the Baan Thai Isarn dynasty now cooking in Copenhagen, all with their own restaurants and unique interpretations of their shared family recipes.
The food at Ban Gaw is of incredibly high quality and strives for authenticity: you won’t just see Thai people eating here, but Thai chefs from other restaurants. All of the chefs working at Ban Gaw are also from Thailand, so they understand the nuances of the dishes that allow for the traditional preparation of classic food, but also more modern variations and street-market favorites.
The menu has interesting and lesser-known items on it, like Thai iced tea made with condensed milk. This drink is so popular in Thailand it’s sometimes sold from street vendors poured over crushed ice in a plastic bag, but you’ll find this version in a glass, don’t worry.
Monday – Sunday: 12 pm – 12 am
See who was ‘buried’ at Grant’s Tomb
General Grant National Memorial, the largest mausoleum in North America, is the final resting place for President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant however, the bodies aren’t below ground, making the answer to Groucho Marx’s often-asked quiz question, “who was buried in Grant’s Tomb?” no one, (because the couple is entombed above ground in an atrium, not buried in the ground). Admission is free.
New York City Eats
Bluestone Lane – Melbourne inspired coffee spot offering Australian-style espresso drinks and cafe fare. The must-have items to order are the avocado toast and banana bread.
Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain – Old school soda shop dispensing sundaes, egg creams and comfort food in a former pharmacy setting.
Buddakan – Chic and lavishly decorated restaurant offering a menu of Asian dishes and cocktails. The must-have items to order are the edamame dumplings and To-Die-For Cake.
Catch – Slick, bi-level space in the heart of the Meatpacking District. Best known for its creative seafood-focused food, amazing rooftop, and chic crowd. The must-have item to order is the Hit Me Cake.
Chelsea Market – A food hall that’s a foodies dream! My favorite places to visit are Amy’s Bread, The Lobster Place, and Num Pang for banh mi sandwiches.
Empire Cake – Makes beautiful and creative custom cakes and offers delicious ready-made sweets.
Levain Bakery – Makes the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever have! Soft and gooey on the inside…crispy on the outside.
Maison Kayser – French restaurant and bakery. The must-have items to order are the tartines and french onion soup.
Mole – Casual spot to dine on authentic Mexican staples with friends. Must-have items to order are the fish tacos and guacamole.
Olio e Piu – Fabulous Italian restaurant in the West Village with a charming ambiance.
Rice To Riches – Rice pudding bar festively decorated with humorous sayings. Pudding flavors include rocky road, french toast, etc.
Rosemary’s – Airy hot spot with a rooftop farm for seasonal Italian dishes and house-made pastas. The must-have item to order is the Focaccia bread.
Sant Ambroeus – Traditional Italian trattoria known for its Milanese dishes, cappuccino and desserts like gelato.
Sarabeth’s – Charming “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” inspired restaurant. The must-have items to order are the lemon ricotta pancakes, eggs benedict, scones, and jam.
Genuine Soda Fountain Opens in the Meatpacking District - Recipes
Holy guacamole! I can’t believe I’ve never written about Warpigs on the blog before – seeing as it’s one of my favorite food places in Copenhagen.
I’m fully aware that Warpigs is hardly an insider’s tip any longer, with local brewing giant Mikkeller behind it, they were bound to receive a lot of attention and press, even internationally. But I’m still going to give you my take – try and stop me!
Instead of giving you all the background story about how Warpigs is a really cool brewpub in the Meatpacking District (Kødbyen) and a cooperation between two breweries: Copenhagen local Mikkeller, and American 3Floyds, focusing on beer and Texas-style barbecue…. oh, okay, I guess I did give you a bit of background.
I love Warpigs’ interior, even though it is so Copenhagen it almost causes me physical pain: the classic, tiled Meatpacking District premises, walls lined with shiny kettles, some actually in use for brewing long, rough, wooden benches and tables, minimal decor.
True to style, you order your drinks at the bar and your food at the counter, where it is weighed and dropped unceremoniously onto your tray. Table service? Haha!
It’s rustic, there’s classic rock playing, and everything smells like meat, sauces, and beer – but still it’s stylish rather than grimy. Only in Copenhagen!
The beers are delicious – but the names are even better. Care for a “Big Drunk Baby” or a “Tongue Worshipper”? How about a “Moonbase of Filth”?
Names aside, they are delicious, and that’s just a fact. But what I love even more than the beers is the soda fountain with the delicious sodas from Maine Roots. Sooooo good!
Okay, enough tiptoeing around the main subject: the food!
Go ahead, ask me – what’s the best item on the menu? The spare ribs? The pork shoulder? The brisket? The sausages? Close, but for me, the sleeper item that you absolutely must order is… (drumroll) … the chicken! Now, hear me out, I know what you’re thinking, but that chicken is AMAZING. It’s so juicy and flavorful, with crispy, deliciously seasoned skin, and I just can’t get enough of it. Trust me – order it. You can thank me later.
A close runner-up and another regular on my tray is the pork shoulder – it’s an absolute feast. I’ve had most of the other meats as well, and they are all very, very good, but those two are my faves.
For sides – if you’re so inclined – I’m partial to the coleslaw, because it brings a nice, fresh balance to all the meatiness, and the mac’n’cheese, because, well, mac’n’cheese. The first time I’ve had the mac’n’cheese I was very disappointed, because the sauce was thin and runny and lacked taste, but I’ve since tried them again and was happily surprised when I found that they’d greatly improved. They’re still not quite cheesy and sticky enough for my taste, but the flavor is right where it should be.
If I was a poet, this would be where I’d break into a sonnet detailing my love for Warpigs’ own barbecue sauces.
There are four of them, named after classic Southern barbecue hotspots (Kansas City, Alabama, Carolina, and Texas), and none of them is like the thick, sweet stuff we usually know as “BBQ sauce”. There are two red ones, a creamy white one, and my personal favorite: Carolina Gold (despite the fact that I’m a Saints fan and my enemy team stems from Carolina). It is absolutely imperative that you smother any and all meat completely in these delicious concoctions!
Now, is Warpigs the best American barbecue in Copenhagen? It’s absolutely delicious, but I think if I absolutely had to pick a favorite, I’d probably give the slightest of edges to Barbie , which I’ve written about way back in the day. So if you’re a BBQ fan, I strongly urge you to try both Warpigs and Barbie – what, if you’re a true meat lover, you certainly won’t mind eating delicious BBQ twice, will you?
The absolute best s’mores desserts in the whole damn city
S'mores, those ooey-gooey treats long associated with campfires and bunk beds, are no longer relegated to open flames and the outdoors. In New York, you can eat all the desserts your heart desires, and you can certainly have a s'more whenever you damn well please. They're available in virtually every form you could dream up: chocolate-coated, deconstructed, baked into a pie. Lucky for you, we've scoured the city to find the best s'mores desserts in all the land.
S&rsquomores fries at Sticky&rsquos Finger Joint
French fries are an oddball, but delicious, base for an outside-the-graham s'mores riff. This chicken finger joint smothers the spuds with homemade toasted marshmallow sauce, chocolate sauce, tiny marshmallows and crushed graham crackers. $5.51
Frozen s'mores Napoleon at David Burke fabrick
The frozen twist at this dressed-up midtown spot demonstrates pastry director Zac Young's creative flair. A graham-cracker angel-food cake foundation holds together chocolate semifreddo and coffee-flavored marshmallows for a cold, layered dessert you'll be thinking about long after it's gone. $18
S'mores cake at Ovenly
A straightforward cake combining all the beloved elements of a traditional s'more, this gooey marshmallow-covered cake is layered with thick milk chocolate. $45
S&rsquomores pie at Butter & Scotch
This Crown Heights bakery&ndashslash&ndashsoda fountain invented a s'mores rendition that's sweet as 3.14. (Pie, they made a s'mores pie). It's a house-made graham-cracker shell filled with milk chocolate custard and freshly toasted marshmallow. $6/slice, $40/whole
S&rsquomores pizza at Catch
In the land of pizza, it makes sense that sweet s'mores pies exist alongside all those pepperoni and cheese slices. The one at this seafood spot in the Meatpacking District should be eaten quickly its body is made up of burnt-marshmallow ice cream drizzled with milk and dark chocolate. $15
S&rsquomores calzone at Emily
Everyone's already sweet on Clinton Hill newcomer, Emily, thanks to its highly coveted burger and pizzas. But when it comes to desserts, the sticky-sweet s'mores calzone is the pizza spot's most popular dessert. It comes out of the oven piping hot and covered in a powdery graham-cracker crumble. It could get a little messy, but don't let that stop you. $10
Frozen s&rsquomores at Dominique Ansel Bakery
A famous dessert you won't necessarily have to queue for, the frozen s'mores come torched to order on a willow-wood branch stacked with a honey marshmallow wrapped around Tahitian vanilla ice cream with chocolate wafer crisps. This is probably the most artisanal s'mores treat you'll ever scarf down. $7
Chocolate dipped s&rsquomores at The Sweet Life
A skewered marshmallow clothed in milk, dark or white chocolate (plus sea salt or caramel, if you wish) makes for a bare-bones, cracker-less sweet you'll obviously want "some more" of. $8
S'mores Messipe at CoolMess
For this unique s'mores experience, you'll want to bring a friend or two along for the ride, as it can feed up to three people. It's a DIY ice cream you make at your table from a Blue Marble organic egg-free chocolate ice-cream base. Fold in chocolate sauce, graham crackers and mini marshmallows for a fire-free frozen feast. $29.99
S'more sundae at Quality Eats
A spongy, sugary celebration in a cup, the Quality Eats "dressed-up scoop" take on the messy American classic with scooped burnt marshmallow ice cream, graham-cracker shortbread and rich fudge swirls. $8
Spectacular melting chocolate s&rsquomores sundae at Max Brenner
Max Brenner knows a thing or two about sweets, a prowess he proves with this majestic sundae: Chocolate&ndashpeanut-butter ice cream is layered with milk-chocolate fondue, fluffy marshmallow, warm peanut-butter sauce and chocolate chunks, and topped with whipped cream and a toasted marshmallow, the proverbial cherry on top. It comes with some white-chocolate ganache, too, because of course it does. $13.95