This salty treat is all the rage around the United States, but the trusty snack can be more grown-up than Little Caesars’ new (slightly gluttonous) pretzel-crust pizza. If you’re hosting a meeting in one of these cities, encourage your attendees to try these—ahem—twists on the popular snack:
A few soft, crusty pretzel sticks filled with country ham are stuffed into a jar of creamy Gouda and served with mustard-chili bechamel at farm-to-table spot Odd Duck, 2 miles from the convention center in Austin, Texas.
Shaken, Not Stirred
Whether you host a private event at downtown Cleveland’s Chocolate Bar or head there post-con for an evening pick-me-up, the chocolate-covered pretzel martini—with a pretzel rim, of course—is a must-sip (and crunch).
I Mustache You…
It’s OK for attendees to play with their food when you book Mustache Pretzels food truck for a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nothing fancy here, just hand-rolled soft pretzels baked in the shape of a mustache. Cue the selfies and have your hashtags ready. After all, what snack isn’t more fun on a stick?
Pretzel cones at Indianapolis-based Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station, or BRICS, play up the classic, irresistible combo of sweet and salty. Fill one with coconut almond fudge ice cream and people watch in the vibrant Broad Ripple cultural district.
Morgenstern’s, a modern dessert parlor on New York City’s Lower East Side, purveys salted caramel custard pies with pretzel crust—and they’re every bit as gooey, salty and crunchy as they sound. The entire shop can be bought out in two-hour blocks, meaning combining a meeting with snacks is a piece of… cake.
Photo credits: Odd Duck; Morgan McLane