A Sweet Evening at Rick's Dessert Diner


I stopped into Rick’s Dessert Diner on Wednesday evening and was happy to see that it was as thronged as usual – this midtown institution is a favorite hangout of the city’s sweet-tooths, serving up a mind-boggling assortment of cakes, pies, cookies, tarts and other sugary treats. The towering 6- and 7-layer cakes are one of the bakery’s most popular items, and their enormous individual slices can easily satisfy two determined dessert-eaters. I savored a piece of scrumptious fudge ribbon cake and enjoyed watching Rick’s littlest customers, who gazed greedily into the enticing display cases, oblivious to the activity around them.