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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Time for good takeout

I'm totally obsessed with The Cheesecake Factory. We don't go to the Kenwood location as much as I'd like to, mostly because as much as I love the place, I don't love waiting more than an hour for a table. One way around that is to get takeout -- they do an awesome job and pack everything really well (the hot stays hot, cold stays cold, McDLT style!). And if you get a salad, it'll feed you for 3 days.
My other trick is to buy whole cheesecakes for special occasions. They are crowd-pleasers for sure, if you don't mind spending some cash (a 10-inch cake is about $40). A warning: buy cakes ahead because they are generally sold frozen and need to thaw.


at 8:35 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Oh my gosh! McDLT! Some said it was the chain's attempt to singlehandly fill the earth with polystyrene. Talk about a marketing flop...
"May I help you?"
"Yes, I'll take a McDLT"
"And to drink?"
"Do you have the New Coke?"

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