After a nice lunch of pho in lower Manhattan yesterday, I suddenly had a craving for dessert: brownie a la mode.
I was thinking of a foundation of rich, creamy, yet slightly fluffy brownie (warm) - no nuts needed - then a scoop or 2 of all-natural vanilla bean ice cream, full of good grainy vanilla deliciousness and not too sweet - drizzled with a bit of fudgy chocolate syrup. Not ornate, but very comforting and kinda fun (for me).
Reality: Ended up near Madison Square Garden at the end of the day, with no brownies in sight and dinner looming near - saw a TGI Friday's and scurried in, had their "Brownie Obsession" - not so good, the brownie like a pile of crumbled Oreo's bound together w/Hershey's supermarket syrup, the caramel along w/chocolate syrup made the whole oversweet. (Plus, the building is looking rickety and certain smells are now impossible to get out of the very worn carpeting...)
So now I'd like to find a good (maybe heavenly?) brownie a la mode...anywhere in NYC? Maybe a diner tucked away somewhere?