Being small tends to make people overcompensate -- except for Napoleon, who was just a complex guy, and totally didn't have that issue -- which is why it's a good idea to drink at booze-equipped dessert-slinger Hot Cakes. The crew there is totally overcompensating for having The Town's smallest bar (just two seats!) by introducing a cocktail menu laced with hooched-up milkshakes and other libations created by The Walrus & The Carpenter who, in a totes hilarious joke, walk into a bar and presumably take both seats.
Made using Bluebird vanilla ice cream, milkshakes include a smoked chocolate ganache w/ Laphroaig & malt; tequila with fresh jalapeno; and an extra-dark salted caramel w/ espresso & rye whiskey, because wry whiskey just isn't... wait for it... corn-y enough (worth the wait, right?). There're also libations like the Chocolate Hanky Panky w/ bourbon, housemade chocolate syrup & chocolate bitters, or the Zucca/housemade rhubarb jam Rhubarbarella, for those more Fonda traditional cocktails.
HC also has a growing list of non-dessert-style snacks that include a grilled cheese w/ sautéed dates, prosciutto & a blue cheese called Big Boy, which also isn't overcompensating for anything. Honest. Why, what have you heard?
Published: July 24, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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