That's what my partner-in-culinary-spelunking and I did last night, after the smell of Murray's chocolate chip and English toffee cookies grabbed us by our smell-holes the minute we walked through the door. We knew we needed those cookies, which had obviously just been baked. But we also knew it was 746 degrees in our presently un-air-conditioned apartment, so ice cream sounded mandatory.
So we ordered that triple-cookie-threat monstrosity above: Oreo-and-cream ice cream spread between English toffee and chocolate chip cookies. Since my palette stopped evolving when I was 9, I took the chocolate chip half. The cookie was warm and moist but structurally sound. And by the time we split the sandwich up, my half was left with just enough ice cream to make every bite perfectly balanced, a mix of warm and cold and awesome that I hadn't tasted in some time.
It was the perfect dessert -- at least for the 9-year-old in you. Even better: It didn't require what would have been a daunting choice.
Our list so far:
No. 49: Il Parma from Bella Napoli
No. 42: Apple strudel from Grunauer
No. 40: E-Crush from Hi-Hat Coffee
No. 34: Stroud's cinnamon rolls
No. 33: Smoked Polish from Werner's
No. 27: Spring rolls from Vietnam Cafe
No. 19: Flank steak sandwich from Happy Gillis
No. 18: Chicken Picatta from the Hereford House
No. 17: Mom's Macaroni and Cheese from McCoy's Public House
No. 16: Fried green tomato salad from Café Roux
No. 15: Veggie burger from Room 39
No. 14: Onion rings from Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
No. 13: Cranberry scone from Oak Street Coffee
No. 12: Chicken walnut pasta from Osteria il Centro
No. 11: Steakburger, Fifty-Fifty and a special chocolate frosty from Winstead's
No. 10: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewery