I once heard that a way to remember which one is desert:
and which one is dessert:
is by simply remembering that dessert is the one with two s’s because you want more of it. Um, yes, I usually would like more dessert. How did you know?!
In the recent past I’ve had the pleasure of visiting two Twin Cities dessert joints.
The first was Lynden’s Soda Fountain in St. Paul.
Lynden’s is an old-fashioned joint, offering sodas, ice cream, and candies in the style of a true 1950s soda shop.
I went with a friend, and we both ordered sundaes. I ordered zoreo ice cream (dark chocolate zanzibar ice cream mixed with marshmallow swirls and oreo pieces) topped with hot fudge, and my friend ordered yippie skippie ice cream (peanut butter ice cream with chocolate covered pretzels) topped with peanut butter drizzle and oreos:
The second dessert joint I visited was Glam Doll Donuts.
Glam Doll is in Minneapolis on Nicollet and 26th, and is far from your average donut shop. It’s flirty, a little bit risque, and designed in the vintage style. And you will find much more than old fashioned with glaze. The donuts come in both classic and inventive varieties (peanut butter and sriracha, anyone?), and the selection changes slightly each day.
I went with a friend and split two: a starlet with chocolate icing and sprinkles (who can resist a classic?) and the bombshell (spiced mexican chocolate and cayenne pepper):
The donuts were very good, but donuts have never been a favorite for me, so I don’t think I will be rushing back here any time soon. For any donut enthusiasts though, this is a must-visit.