Like a materialistic lover, pie filling doesn't play nice unless you fork over a lot of dough and give it some sugar. Have a slice with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of dessert treats and drinks at Something Sweet Dessert Lounge.
At Something Sweet, an eclectic bevy of cakes, pies, and sweet treats comprise an extensive menu of dessert-only options. To craft the Chocolate Obsession, confectionary composers stack stratums of fluffy cake between layers of butter-cream frosting ($6.95) and the black-forest cheesecake's sweet cookie crust rattles taste buds with a reverberating crunch in each slice ($5.45). Rediscover an entity more American than Arnold Schwarzenegger by sinking forks into a succulent hunk of apple pie ($4.95) or dive into a wedge of homestyle peach cobbler ($4.95). A trove of beverages, including hot cocoa ($2.15–$2.95) and hot teas ($2.10), chase decadent bites down esophagi, and espresso-based drinks ($3.95) provide energy for fending off a pushy tongue trying to lick the plates of dining neighbors.
Open until midnight throughout the week, Something Sweet's doors remain unlocked until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Free WiFi allows snackers to browse the web and various board games whisk guests back to childhood memories of vacations to Candy Land.
The scents of baked desserts and warm brews waft through the interior of Something Sweet, emanating from the kitchen's oven, which churns out everything from brownies to cheesecakes to the aptly named "Oh My God, You've Got to be Kidding" éclair. These confections pair with a cast of specialty beverages including 20 hot teas and sodas imported direct from the carbonated mountain springs of Italy. The shop also whips up light café fare including soups, salads, sandwiches, and melts.
But Something Sweet isn't just a place to eat and invent geometry theorems. The staff invites patrons to stick around and play board games, read, or participate in events such as book exchanges. They also foster good-spirited competition with the Sugar OD Challenge, which invites participants to devour a mountain of brownies, cheesecake, and ice cream in hopes of winning immortality on the eatery's wall of fame.