A nice compliment to New York City's Peanut Butter & Co. (see below) is Rice To Riches, a dessert emporium in Manhattan's SoHo district at 37 Spring Street between Mott and Mulberry Streets, that sells rice pudding and only rice pudding. And why not? Rice pudding, that venerable childhood treat, is a gift from God (or some really nice person if you're a non-believer). It's creamy, it's smooth, it's vanilla, it's rice. Four great things that go great together. But this being New York City, epicurean capital of the solar system, they couldn't possibly offer just vanilla pudding on the menu. On any given day, they've got twenty or more gourmet flavors, including Almond Shmalmond, The Milk Chocolate Only Rings Twice, Don Cappucino, and Coconut Coma. And since no self-respecting rice pudding connoisseur takes his Sex Drugs and Rocky Road naked, they also offer a bevy of gourmet toppings including oatmeal coconut crumble, buttery graham cracker blanket, and "tender loving" jelly. The place has an ultra-chic interior, in keeping with the SoHo it's-so-expensive-art-galleries-can't-afford-the-rents-here-anymore location. Leave it to The Big Apple to make a humble thing like rice pudding a can't-miss event. Here's their website: http://www.ricetoriches.com/frameset.php?content=/startpage.php
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