RE: Have you tried "Rice to Riches" in NYC?
It's on Spring Street off Mulberry, directly across the street from Lobardi's. It's definitely an interesting place. Super brightly lit, with strange booths and stools. They have a few dozen different flavors of Rice Pudding, all sitting in counter displays, just like an ice cream store. I've tasted a few flavors like cinnimon, banana, apple and milk chocolate, and well as the old fashioned. They are all very, very tasty, but so ridiculously rich that it's nearly impossible to have more than a few bites. It's like eating a bowl of heavy cream laced with butter and a pound of sugar. Some of you will drool over that, but not me. There's no subtlety in an overload of fat and sugar.
I would definitely recommend trying it once (makes for a nice treat after a pie at Lombardi's), but I would advise sharing a small bowl between a few people.
Interesting side note: It turns out that the owner (perhaps "former" by now)was some millionaire illegal bookie who lived in Trump Tower. He was arrested last year.