Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cheaper by the cheesecake?

That's right. Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake. One Dolla Fiftee.
In celebration of the Cheesecake Factory's 30 Year Anniversary they served up $1.50 slices (normally about $7 or $8) to dine-in customers. Yes, we all know the cheesecake is great but the food here isn't even worth mentioning. The Cheesecake Factory can't do food right. Karina's salad was gross. My grilled cheese on egg bread was lacking that buttery crunchy toast and the cheese wasn't even melted. The Rachels thought their Four Cheese Pasta was alright, but the others didn't even bother ordering entrees. Food here is always terrible. Their partner restaurant Grand Lux at least can do food right.
Our selection of cakes:

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecake with Caramel - White chocolate cheesecake is nice if you're not look for an overload of milk or dark chocolate, but I'll have to say the whole macadamia nuts doesn't seem to fit in well with the cheesecake. It's like they tried to jam the wrong puzzle piece in just 'cause it kinda sounded nice together. It really does make a much better cookie.

Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake - My favorite. I prefer the delicate, light texture and the smooth blend of chocolate and the cheesecake.

Oreo Mudslide - The only one that was actually too bothersome to eat. It took forever to muddle through one spoonful. Just way too rich.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake - Essentially cheesecake atop traditional cookie dough. You get exactly what you ask for.

I don't really have anything to say about the Tuxedo Creme other than it was good and well-decorated on the plate.

Another friend ordered banana something or the other. It was blah-tasting. That whole banana creme flavor tastes artificial to me. I think my friend Shyam put it well. It tastes like Laffy Taffy. It also didn't look very appealing on the plate. That cake needs some work!

On the whole, Cheesecake Factory has good cheesecake. Lots of choices. Just pick the best ones! Be ready to cough up eight bucks a slice (they've upped the price, and dropped in size) except on what we all hope will be a yearly celebration of $1.50 cheesecake.

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