Greenville Avenue is clearly hungry for desserts, as evidenced by the mighty long lines that could be seen flowing out of fancy popsicle shop Steel City Pops all summer long. Enter Remedy, the new HG Sply Co. spin-off with a vintage soda fountain vibe. A menu of homey-yet-refined fare like fried chicken and a crazy-good housemade bologna sandwich is good enough to make it a dinner destination, but the killer dessert and drink menu also make it an ideal place to stop in for dessert and a nightcap following a meal elsewhere in the neighborhood.
Sundaes range from classics like The Althea, topped with hot fudge, peanuts, whipped cream and a cherry, to more exotic varieties with ingredients like habanero-cranberry-orange jam, pomegranate seeds, cacao nibs, and crunchy garnishes like cornflake crunch and even potato chips. Ice creams are all made in house by pastry chef Gmo Tristan and include not only the typical chocolate and vanilla but also carrot cake and cream cheese flavors.
Pie selections rotate daily; chocolate fiends will be particularly keen on the Grasshopper, a deep, dark chocolate cream filling in a buttery chocolate cookie crust with housemade marshmallows dyed an unnervingly vibrant shade of green with creme de menthe. Slices of pie aren't cheap at $8 each, but they're generously sized enough to share with a tablemate or two (or better yet, take the rest home and have it for breakfast).
If you went too hard on the hushpuppies with hot sauce butter or buttery biscuits with pimento cheese and can't face a slice of pie, consider finishing off your meal with an egg cream. The delightfully old-school soda fountain specialty — which, it should be noted, does not actually contain any eggs — is making a cool new comeback here thanks to beverage director (and Eater Dallas Bartender of the Year) Máté Hartai, who's dreamt up some modern takes on the fizzy, creamy beverage including one with housemade pistachio and pumpkin seed orgeat.