Our Fave “Desserts”

The last two weeks we’ve covered our favorite vegetarian and meat meals. And what comes after a big meal? Dessert!

Lauren says:

Zephyr – The Birth of our Country sundae.

I don’t care what happens during my day: doggie vomit on my shag rug, fender bender, the realization that my life can sometimes be a sucking void, hard drive failure, losing my favorite pair of shoes, etc. The second I slide into the awesomely tacky interior at Zephyr and place an order for this sundae, my spirits are lifted. Vanilla ice cream with bananas, hot fudge, hot caramel, whipped cream, slivered almonds, cookie and a cherry on top.

I have yet to finish an entire Birth of our Country in one sitting. It mocks me with its enormity and deliciousness. But one these days, I’ll show it. Then it’ll be sorry.

Tankboy says:

I gave up dessert for Lent, but since I’m a lapsed Catholic I forgot that Lent was over.

Therefore I have had no dessert for quite a while.

If I were to have dessert today though I would head on over to an Oberweis store. Yes, the owner is a Republican pig but boy oh boy do his cows make some tasty ice cream. My personal favorite is the Hot Fudge Brownie Sunday. It’s warm and gooey yet cold and refreshing…all at the same time! Mmmmm…

Steven says:

Buy one box of red, ripe, juicy strawberries. One container of Cool Whip. One 6-count package of mini sponge cakes (bakery section at Jewel, bottom shelf). Fill the sponge cake with Cool Whip. Slice up the strawberries and place on top of Cool Whip-sponge cake foundation. Eat. Mmmmmmmm. Thank me later.

Officer Gleason says:

My favorite dessert of all time has got to be Creme Brulee. Emilio’s is the standard by which I judge all others…

However, my current favorite dessert has got to be Lawry’s Chocolate Bag. Yeah, I took a picture of it. It’s a bag. Made of chocolate. With white chocolate mousse and berries inside the bag…a bag, made of Chocolate.

Fuzzy says:

Lime. I love lime. Lime lime lime. If I feel like spending a jillion dollars that means Shaw’s Crab House and finishing off the meal with key lime pie. If I have a spare dollar in my pocket it means flagging down a paletero and getting a limon y sal paleta. Which is a lime and salt popsicle. Which makes Erica gag (she likes the coconut ones). But it’s my popsicle! Mmmm… salty.

Erica says:

My favorite place in Chicago for desserts is La Creperie. No matter what combo of ingredients you choose, you are going to get a winner. My personal favorite combos are chocolate/coconut and Nutella/strawberries/creme anglais. Throw in a cup of coffee and perhaps their seasonal cheese platter, and you will be a loyal customer for life. Seriously–if you have never been to La Creperie, please go. Now.

I am also a huge fan of the Peanut Butter Pie from Heaven on Seven. Back when I lived a half block from the Clark/Cornelia location, you could find me on many a late night with a bowl of gumbo, a hurricane, and slice of Peanut Butter Pie.

Another tasty treat is Petterino’s Chocolate Applause Cake. After a nice night of theatre or even a long day of work, the pairing of the rich hot gooey chocolate cake with cool vanilla ice cream is plate-scraping delight. They even have a lunch-sized portion–so you have no excuse not to get one.

Roderick says:

My favorite dessert is ice cream at Sweet Occasions. After a good meal at home, there’s nothing like walking down the street to the ice cream parlor for dessert. Whenever I go, I never get the same flavor twice. The flavors rotate in and out, and you never know what you’re going to get. My personal favorites are the Zanzibar Chocolate, Fat Elvis (peanut butter and banana), and cookie dough. They also offer a variety of cakes and other baked goods, shakes, and sundaes, all super rich.

CP says:

Well, I’ve got to go with Lauren. Zephyr is probably hands down the best place to get awesome ice cream concoctions. Their list is extensive. On the other hand, the always-infallible Iberico has several awesome desserts including a crepe-chocolate-mousse-thingie that my girlfriend claims cannot be beaten. I think it’s pretty good but it’s a kitchen decision when they have it on the menu so, you have to go on the right night but it’s all random. So that can be a little annoying.

Gapers Block asked their readers the same question, twice: Where do you go for dessert? and Where do you go to satisfy your sweet tooth?.

Cafe Iberico
739 N La Salle
312-573-1510

La Creperie
2845 N Clark St
773-528-9050

Emilio’s
2 Chicago, 2 suburban locations

Heaven on Seven
4 locations

Lawry’s
100 E Ontario Street
312-787-5000

Oberweis Dairy
1293 N Milwaukee
and 30 suburban locations

Petterino’s
150 N Dearborn
312-422-0150

Shaw’s Crab House
21 E Hubbard Street
312-527-2722

Sweet Occasions
4 locations

Zephyr Cafe
1777 W Wilson
773-728-6070

1 Comment so far

  1. Erik (unregistered) on August 11th, 2005 @ 4:59 pm

    Ahmmmm… What about Margie’s on Western & Armitage, anyone?



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