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Aaron Eckburg's 5 Best Desserts in Metro Phoenix

The countdown to Best of Phoenix is on. Mark your calendar: This year's issue will be on newsstands September 26. What better way to warm up than by asking some local "experts" to list their own personal bests? This week Aaron Eckburg, co-owner of go lb. salt -- "Arizona's original salt bar" -- takes a walk on the sweet side and shares his favorite desserts in metro Phoenix.

By Aaron Eckburg

My Tas1r2 is so turned on! It's not something you're likely to hear on a first date . . . or any date for that matter. But by the time the dessert course rolls around, you'll know if it's true. No, that's not a typo or a double entendre -- it's the name of the gene responsible for our ability to sense sweetness. It's the very same gene that is switched off in domestic cats, and the primary reason you won't be smelling chocolate cake breath in place of tuna on your beloved feline anytime soon.

So what are our top five favorite sweets/places to go when we want to give our Tas1r2 a good workout?

See also: - S'Mores Smackdown: Frank & Albert's vs. Beckett's Table - Sharon Salomon's 5 Best Spots for Fried Chicken in Metro Phoenix - go lb. salt Launches Salt Education Series in Gilbert This Spring

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