Slice of brain freeze
Vic's Ice Cream's ice-cream pie
If separately ice cream and pie each embody the very definition of “comfort food,” then ice-cream pie must be the ultimate edible consolation. Vic's Ice Cream does it exceptionally well with specialty selections. Especially tasty is the mint-chip ice-cream pie ($18), with ice cream layered between a crunchy, yummy bed of almonds and fudge topping, and then edged with frozen whipped cream. Or try the Grasshopper Pie ($19), featuring crème de menthe scooped between a bed of chocolate-cookie bits and fudge. Eat slow—brain freeze is no fun, no matter how hot it gets. Vic's Ice Cream, 3199 Riverside Boulevard; (916) 448-0892; www.vicsicecream.com.