Why is what is arguably the best part of a meal served last?
Dessert should always be savored, never deserted.
Next time you pick up a fork or spoon, think about how you plan to spend your calories and save room. (Or simply adhere to that old motto: Life is short, eat dessert first.)
We asked News Journal staffers to get in touch with their inner sweet tooth -- and we know there are lots of dishes we've missed -- but here's some of the sweets they pick that are worthy of post-meal indulgence:
S'mores bread pudding served warm with graham cracker crust and marshmallows at Eclipse Bistro.
Peanut butter pie (not always on the menu) or the Key lime pie (made with real Key limes) at Corner Bistro.
Strawberry shortcake at Arner's Family Restaurant.
Sticky toffee pudding at Go Fish! British Fish + Chip Shop.
Chocolate panetone (available Saturdays and Sundays) at Black Lab Breads, 812 N. Union St., Wilmington; 658-1307.
Mother Jessop's bread pudding topped with a butterscotch brandy sauce and cinnamon whipped cream at Jessop's Tavern.
Chocolate cake smothered with homemade ganache and pecans from Romano's Macaroni Grill.
White chocolate mousse cake from Liz Marden's Gourmet Cakes & Desserts.
Chocolate silk torte from Sweet Somethings.
Oreo cheesecake spring rolls at Mikimotos.