|The famous cream cheese brownies|
The Dessert Place to make cameo appearance in Virginia-Highland
It's baaaaack. Kinda. Marisa Meddin, the daughter and goddaughter, respectively, of original owners Sheryl Meddin and Bennett Frisch, plans to open a holiday pop-up of the beloved The Dessert Place on North Highland Avenue next week. Meddin revived the once popular dessert shop of yesteryear earlier this summer as an online enterprise. The Dessert Place, with its classic cream cheese brownies, will take up residence in the former Pie Shop space, a storefront I predicted last month would be an ideal location for her to test her products in a bricks & mortar format.
The pop-up will be open Tuesday November 22nd from 4PM until 7PM, and Wednesday November 23rd from noon until 3PM.
If you are unable to make it into the shop, orders can be placed online via TheDessertPlace.com. All online orders placed by 11:59 PM on Sunday, November 20th will arrive at your destination by Thanksgiving Day. (No international shipping.) Limited quantities are also available at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit in Virginia Highland and on a more sporadic basis during most weeks, via UberEATS and Postmates.
Other Dessert Place favorites like thumbprint cookies, a sugar-like cookie with chopped pecans and a thumbprint of raspberry jam, and “Puffins,” a cakey muffin dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar, are on Meddin's mind for the future and may be added to the offerings next year.
Are you excited for the return of The Dessert Place? What is your all-time favorite item from The Dessert Place? Where would you like to see The Dessert Place pop-up next?
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