Almost every NYC diner serves rice pudding. Few serve bread pudding, and the Upper West Side diner where I used to go for bread pudding closed a few months back. (An aside: my diner had a liquor license, so I could order a jigger of bourbon to pour over my pudding. While not as suave as a proper whiskey sauce, it was good enough to relieve my New Orleans homesickness!)
Has anyone spotted bread pudding at their local Manhattan diner? Liquor license lagniappe, but not a dealbreaker.