Something for Your Sweet Tooth

Readers chose Ashley’s Flowers & Soda Shop in Winnsboro to receive the Best Malt Shop award.

Desserts worthy of any dessert menu. County Line Magazine readers have chosen some great places and dishes to satisfy that sweet tooth. Here are some results from the Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest. 

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Best Cheesecake

Bryan’s Cheesecakes. Mineola. Bryan Mendez has mastered the art of cheesecakes and shares his decadent desserts with guests from all over; among his most popular are the Black and White Chocolate, Specialty 24 Karat, and Salted Caramel Apple Pie. 119 West Broad Street. (903) 881-0420.

Best Malt Shop

Ashley’s Flowers & Soda Shop. Winnsboro. Take a step back into the past and become a kid again with a classic shake or malt at Ashley’s Soda Shop. Made with Blue Bell ice cream, they also serve sundaes, ice cream cones — single and double scoop —or some old-fashioned candy like salt water taffy, lollipops, candy buttons or cigarettes, or assorted boxes of candy. 306 East Coke Road. (903) 342-0607.

Best Pie

Ain’t Just Pie. Greenville. Here, it really “ain’t just pie.” Shannon Arnold Foltz has turned it into an art. Her old fashioned, handmade and freshly baked pies are unique from generations of family recipes, and come in all sorts of flavors, including the classic Pecan, Pumpkin, Cherry, Apple, and Blueberry, as well as a breakfast quiche. 2205 Lee Street. (903) 455-4314.

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