What could be better than friends, dessert and danger? We celebrated my birthday this year at Waterfront Grill where they have the Emerald City Volcanoes aka Baked Alaska. It was in England of all places that I first learned of the concept of ice cream surrounded by meringue then baked in a hot oven. How novel and amazing. Well in more upscale restaurants here you can find folks who make it by dousing the meringue in alcohol and lighting it on fire. It's fantastic. Dessert and a show.