Best Excess - 2010
Home to a staggering selection of animal parts, Quality Meats is also an unlikely destination for wandering dessert fiends. That's because its recently installed ice cream counter sells what is the city's most obscene frozen dessert. It is, technically, an ice cream cake: Layers of cake and ice cream are crammed into a half-pint container, and then submerged beneath whipped topping, candy, and, for kicks, a white fondant cow. The thing comes in three varieties—the peanut butter, caramel, and chocolate Monster Mash being our favorite—and each offers a titillating combination of caloric oblivion and roll-in-the-gutter guilty pleasure.