94. Strawberry Shortcake from Job's Daughters

Dave Lieberman

This week, it's my turn for our 100 Favorite Dishes. Find out what you're missing with this list of 100 memorable dishes at local restaurants. We'll count down every weekday, with the top dishes appearing right before our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy!

#94. Strawberry Shortcake from Job's Daughters

Sadly, you've just missed your chance for this dish. Job's Daughters is a Masonic organization for teenage girls, and every year the Garden Grove Bethel (chapter) furnishes essentially the only reason for people over the age of 25 to visit the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival: the most insane strawberry shortcake in the county.

Dave Lieberman
Only a cutaway model could possibly do it justice... you'll have to take my word for it.

You can choose pretty much any combination of pound cake, vanilla soft-serve, screamingly fresh strawberries in an ethereally light glaze, and fresh whipped cream (real cream, no non-dairy topping allowed). Get some of each (a "supreme") and you'll lay out a measly $4.75, which given that it's essentially fair food, is an insane bargain. Take it over to the steps of the church next door or the low wall behind, and dig in.

The rest of the list:

#100. Jerk Carnitas Torta at The Crosby
#99. Nem Nuong Cuon at Brodard
#98. Pork Chop Anything at Nice Time Deli
#97. Flying Saucer at Alberto's
#96. Frozen Custard at Marc Burger's in Macy's Signature Kitchen
#95. Collard Greens at Johnny Reb's

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