Friday, October 10, 2014

An Ode to the Cheesecake Factory


Snickers Cheesecake
Cajun Chicken Littles

BBQ Kalua Pork

The Cheesecake Factory is one of my favourite American food destinations. A chain it may be but I love it and who wouldn't with rich creamy cheesecakes and a menu and servings of epic proportions.

I first visited the Cheesecake Factory in Florida many years ago and the whole ten hour flight had been spent listening to my friend telling me how amazing the Snickers cheesecake was. So imagine my horror when I ordered said cheesecake and was told it was sold out! I went for my second best choice and stomped outside for a cigerette before the plates arrived. As I passed the cheesecake counter - one of the favourite activites is salivating over the glass trying to decide which cheesecake you want to try first - and saw a fresh Snickers cheesecake in all it's glory.


Not to be outdone I hunted out the waitress, informed her that it was back on the menu and all was right in the world! Since that first visit whereever a Cheesecake Factory presents itself I make it my mission to enjoy at least a slice of cheesecake if not something from the main menu.

Ben and I enjoyed a lovely meal on the outside terrace of the San Franscisco branch, overlooking Union Square and he actually mentioned recently that despite having returned from Italy it's the pasta dish he had there that he always thinks about and would love to have again.

Now that Ben was a converted fan we also tried the Hawaiian branch and I was able to divert from my usual Cajun Chicken Littles order (how wrong can they get a name, there's nothing little about the dish) and try the BBQ Kalua Pork.


Las Vegas also houses a branch of the Cheesecake Factory, handily enough inside the Forum Shops of Caesars Palace were we were staying. Mum had never been and always hears me speaking fondly of it so it was the perfect first night relaxed option following our long haul flight.


We were sitted at an outside/inside table which gave us a perfect spot for people watching and the Atlantis show. Cocktails were swiftly ordered and we dived into the delicious warm bread trying not to gorge too much before our meals arrived.


As is always the case finishing a plateful of food was impossible but this did mean we could have it handily wrapped up to be enjoyed the following lunchtime after a day spent round the pool.


Have you had the pleasure of visiting The Cheesecake Factory?

22 comments:

  1. I've heard so much about The Cheesecake Factory! I love that they serve other types of food aswell, the savoury stuff looks DELICIOUS! As does the cheesecake! YUM!! x

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    1. It's a win for all food tastes as they literally have something for everyone - sweet or savoury!

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  2. Ok In NYC there is none but in the suburbs we have a few. So where I live I have I do not go often. I do love their salads makes me feel like I am being good! haha I go out in the City alot to nicer places and it balances out but my favorite thing ever at the cheesecake factory is the deep fried Macaroni and Cheese ball from the appetizer menu! lol Crazy good and too fattening always left overs and give them away. I only order things I would not make at home the bang bang chicken and shrimp is great too. Cheescake never have room if friends or a date gets a slice i just taste it and taste again lol Oreo and the peanut butter and seasonal ones and the snickers and the...oh heck they are all wonderful lol xoox

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    1. There salads are amazing aren't they but my the slightly less healthy options are divine!

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  3. I've never been to The Cheesecake factory, but this looks amazing! Lianne x
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  4. You have such a nice blog! Keep up a good work! <3

    Maybe you want to follow each other?
    Let me know on my blog & I'll follow back right away.
    x
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  5. OH my gosh - how incredible does everything look!!!!!!!! I'm so hungry now hahahaha :)

    Layla xx

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  6. I didn't see one when I went to Florida. Did you go to Applebees? Their food is so nice!

    Corinne x
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    1. It's at the Millennia Mall in Florida. I don't think I've ever been to an Applebee's as it happens. Must add that to the list x

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  7. Oh my, I so need to be there right now!

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    1. Me too!!! Although I daren't think of how much I'd weigh if I could go whenever I pleased

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  8. It all looks so yummy!!! I could eat cheesecake now :) xx

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  9. I do enjoy a slice of cheesecake!
    The only thing I know about TCF is that Penny (of the real Pennyblossoms fame ie The Big Bang Theory), works there!
    I think your photos do it much better justice!
    Zxx

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    1. Ah I've never watched the program so didn't know that! It's definitely a great place to eat x

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  10. I've only been once - over 20 years ago in LA. Your pictures are making me hungry, despite having just had dinner! x

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    1. Well you must go again… immediately! ;) x

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  11. mmmm....Cheesecake Factory!!!!

    Meghan xo

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