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Desserts à la Mode

Ice cream, sorbets, and gelati. They're hardly the main focus of restaurant desserts, but often play an important supporting role, without which the dessert would not be nearly as good. From a quenelle of bold sake ice cream to pair with tempura rice pudding at 15 East, to ginger-lime ice cream and sticky toffee pudding (finished with fresh grated lime zest!) at Veritas, click through to find the five restaurant desserts we love where the ice cream is just as good as the star of the plate. More

In The Midnight Hour: Cafe Lalo

Luckily, its brushes with stardom haven't deterred it from being one of the best uptown spots for late-night treats. Lalo could easily find itself in the pages of fellow SE:NY columns Date Night and Sugar Rush—it guns hard for European quaintness with its Christmas-lit trees and numerous Leonetto Cappiello posters and over 100 different cakes, 29 cheesecakes, and numerous fresh fruit tarts. More

Top 10 Desserts of 2010

We've got a tartufo with silky hot fudge, my favorite blueberry tart in the city, a tiramisu to die for, and an equally divine chocolate eclair—as well as a soft-serve stuffed eclair in the East Village. There's hot breakfast ensaimadas and a classic on Aquavit's dessert menu. And don't forget the Whoopie Pie! Today, our Top 10 Desserts of 2010. More

Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010

Picking just five restaurant desserts is no easy feat—but in this list, you'll find plated desserts that are both delicious and accessible. At most places, you can just drop in at the bar or during off hours for dessert alone; and for the Chocolate Ricotta Tortino at Del Posto, make it the your dessert selection for their excellent $29 http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/12/new-menu-lunch-at-del-posto-mario-batali-italian-four-star-gamble-review.html. Today, the Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010. More

Fast Food International: Max Brenner

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. She blogs at goodiesfirst.com. Country of origin: Israel Locations worldwide: About 30... More

Halloween Treats at Bouchon Bakery

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman] While plenty of bakeries have orange-and-black cupcakes or ghost-shaped cookies this time of year, no one does deliciously whimsical holiday goodies quite like Bouchon Bakery. But no matter how cute they are, these treats are pretty... More

The Best Taiwanese Shaved Ice in New York

There are a million international varieties of shaved ice, but Taiwanese-style holds a special place in my heart. While some have fruit toppings, you'll traditionally find sweetened beans, jellies, taro root, and related goodies, tied together with a generous drizzle of brown sugar syrup, and if you're lucky, a hit of oh-so-sweet condensed milk. No wonder I was determined to find New York City's perfect bowl. I pared the list down to 11 spots in Manhattan and Flushing—and found the best shaved ice in New York. More

Soft-Serve Ice Cream Stands in Upstate New York

One taste of home I always associate with summer is soft-serve ice cream, especially the classic twist, a sweet spire of equal parts chocolate and vanilla ice cream. More often than not these ice cream stands were attached to a miniature golf course, but even when that wasn't the case, a soft-serve cone on a summer evening was always the perfect way to wrap up the day. Here is a little lickable tour, with stops at: ZEMS, the North Pole, Troops Scoops, Coneheads, and Nicky Doodles. More

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