Sometimes on a Monday you just need to hear some good news. And baby, have I got some. With all apologies to Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach, what the world needs now is not love, sweet love. It's the s'mores macarons at Sweet Houston.

Sweet Houston
801 Town & Country Blvd., Ste. A120
713-647-9338
ilovesweet.com

Yes, there is such a thing as a s'more macaron, and it exists in the little macaron shop in CityCentre that's tucked between Urban Outfitters (all your hipster vinyl and shoe needs) and The Yardhouse (all your beer needs).

This time of the year is when I begin craving s'mores, thanks to summers spent gorging myself on the things at Girl Scout camp. But s'mores are messy and time-consuming to create. (Unless you roast the marshmallows over the sad blue flames of the gas stove in your kitchen—which I do not recommend.) Plus, unless you've got an army of people coming over to make s'mores with you, you're left with far too many marshmallows and graham crackers than anyone really needs hanging around the pantry. (This is how abominable late-night drunk food gets dreamed up and inevitably scorched into the bottom of your best All-Clad saucepan.) Also, you're a grownup. Ostensibly. Who wants a petite, grownup-appropriate dessert.

That's where the s'mores macarons at Sweet Houston come in. They're only $2 each, which gets you a cocoa macaron shell filled with marshmallow fluff, the whole thing topped with glistening melted chocolate and crushed bits of cinnamon graham crackers. It's certainly more elegant to eat, and you don't end up with twisted, half-burnt coathangers to dispose of afterward. And here, you can wash it down with a cortado while you enjoy a more curated version of nature: CityCentre's grassy lawn, strewn with children playing near fountains crowned with festive dancing flames. Just don't try to roast any marshmallows in them.

 

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