Best Upscale Update of a Childhood Classic

Dessert Flight at Birch & Barley
1337 14th St. NW
Sure, the entrees are tasty and the beer list extensive. But the best reason to visit Birch & Barley is the opportunity to pig out on all the things you used to scarf down on as a kid—and your health conscience now tells you to avoid. On the menu, it’s simply called “House-Made Cookies and Confections.” The name does it no justice. On one plate, you get a homespun, adultified Snickers bar, Hostess cupcake, cookie dough lollipop, cream pie, and more. At $10, it’s a steal: There are enough calories packed onto this platter that you can pretty much skip dinner.