Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sweet Magnolia Cakes

Tonight (Friday) I was able to enjoy two of my favorite things: bluegrass music and dessert! I haven’t been to Fourth Friday in downtown Fayetteville in awhile, but Big Medicine, a band from the Triangle, was playing at the library, so we grilled an early supper and slipped in just around the second song. Afterwards, we headed up the hill to the Belmont Village for dessert. Diane Simmons has a little nook in the back of the restaurant filled with the yummiest of sweets. On Fourth Fridays, she offers a selection of several of her best desserts with coffee or tea for $5.o0. I had the peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake and Nick had an individual lemon tart. Both were delicious and the coffee is really good, even the decaf. Those of you that know Diane know that she is the undisputable queen of the cheesecakes. I have never known anyone who could make so many different flavors of cheesecake. Of course I am a self admitted chocoholic, but my favorite flavor is actually the Raspberry with the phyllo dough crust. Only one phrase can describe this for me, “out of this world”. Diane sells desserts by the slice or by the cake. She would be delighted to provide the sweets for your next special occasion. You can catch her at the Belmont Village or at her website, And don’t forget September’s Fourth Friday is just around the corner!