Sweet or tart. Hot or cold. Shareable—or worth fighting over. No matter what form they take, there’s nothing like a decadently-delicious sweet treat. If you’re looking for places in Arlington where you can find your just desserts, here’s a short-and-sweet list of tasty ideas:
Cappucino Pie (Piccolo Mondo)
This smoky, scrumptious menu item is a delicious finale to what’s sure to be a memorable evening of fine dining and piano music at Piccolo Mondo, a longtime Arlington dining institution and one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premiere destinations for traditional Italian cuisine. Also available at Piccolo: cheesecake, spumoni, chocolate mousse cake, tiramisu and cream caramel. Arrive hungry…
Red Velvet Fudge Pie (Fork in the Road)
If you dig a quirky atmosphere, gourmet mac-and-cheese and a rotating menu of creative burgers and sandwiches, you’re going to love Fork In The Road, especially after you try the popular hole-in-the-wall’s famous Red Velvet Fudge Pie. Got a Texas-sized sweet tooth? Pair with one of Fork In The Road’s pure cane sugar sodas.
Chocolate Fondue (The Melting Pot)
You may have to log an extra hour at the gym to make up for your chocolate fondue indulgence at The Melting Pot—but trust us, these oh-so-delectable hot desserts are worth some extra effort. Presented for your consideration: Bananas Foster, featuring white chocolate and dulce de leche (served flambéed); the Dark and Dulce, a dark chocolate delight that’s accented with sea salt; the Flaming Turtle, featuring milk chocolate and caramel; or the Create Your Own, where you can choose and combine chocolates, fruit dippers and liqueurs.
Chocolate Destruction (Restaurant 506)
The most scrumptious sweet to be had at restaurant 506 is also one of its most visually appealing, featuring vanilla ice cream, brownie pieces and berries held captive in a chocolate dome, topped with hot caramel sauce that melts the entire concoction open for your enjoyment. Pair with an overnight stay and spa treatment at the Sanford Inn, and you’ve got the makings for a truly first-class experience.
Custard Shakes (Twisted Root Burger Co.)
Some of Arlington’s juiciest burgers can be had at Twisted Root, but make sure you don’t go so crazy that you forget to save room for one of the downtown eatery’s famous custard shakes. Options include strawberry, shakes topped with toasted s’mores, and boozy grownup shakes—or you might try the Fat Elvis, featuring peanut butter, banana and bacon.
Gourmet Root Beer Float (Ventana Grill)
You don’t have to pack your putter to enjoy dinner at Tierre Verde Golf Club’s Ventana Grill—just bring your appreciation of an excellent meal served with a side of pretty views. For a closer, try the club’s yummy root beer float, featuring “moot beer” (root beer) from Arlington’s Legal Draft Brewing Company, vanilla ice cream, and a whipped cream topping.
Peanut Butter Pie (Mercury Chophouse)
This peanut butter mousse-and-whipped-cream pie isn’t the only treat on the menu at the swanky Mercury Chophouse, but it’s definitely one of the most satisfying. Other dessert items worth investigating include the chocolate lava cake, the apple cobbler or one of the steakhouse’s tasty ice cream drinks.
Chocolate Piñata (Uncle Julio’s)
The most over-the-top dessert to be had at Uncle Julio’s is so filling and fun, it’s pretty much worth a trip to enjoy all by itself. Check it out: The interior is filled with homemade mini churros, fresh fruit and berries, and it’s served with raspberry, chocolate and caramel sauces as well as house-made whipped cream. Smash away and enjoy…
Pretty much everything on the menu (Sugar Bee Sweets)
Planning a romantic dinner at home? Consider letting the talented bakers at Sugar Bee Sweets handle dessert. Stop by the shop to choose from cake balls (available in a rainbow of flavors that include red velvet, birthday cake and salted caramel, just to name a few), cookies of every stripe, pies, tartlets, cupcakes, and the bakery’s specialty, gourmet cakes. Tip: For an extra special occasion, call ahead and ask the bakery to put together something customized or personalized—they can do just about anything.