Despite cupcakes' popularity at Brown, the No. 1 dessert is one that has been around forever, according to Smith: the magic bar.
"Whenever those are on the menu, everybody’s happy," Smith says. "It’s a layered bar with a graham cracker crust, coconut, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, which is what makes it so gooey. I think that's what [the students] like about it. When people come back after graduation, the magic bar is something they remember."