Sunday, January 21, 2007

Yum Yum In The Tum Tum

As stated in my previous post we celebrated David's birthday at The Cheesecake Factory in Crocker Park last night. Can you tell that we love Crocker Park? The shops are on the pricier side but it has such a great atmosphere including a huge chess set that you can actually play with (I kid you not the chess pieces are about 2 feet high...not as big as Harry Potter, but big.) and fire pits you can stand around to get warm. It's just cool. And they have a 2-story Barnes and Noble. You gotta love that. I guess they have a Borders too but we've never made it there. Anyway, I think we had perfect timing for our arrival at the Factory. We got ther about 10 minutes til 5 and got sat by 5. By the time we left, the lobby was packed. Our food was SO good and the portions were huge. It had been awhile since I had been to a Cheesecake Factory. The last time was in Columbus my Junior year in high school. And if I remember correctly we weren't that impressed. Well, this time we were. You get warm bread delivered to your table when you arrive. My understanding was it was very good (I didn't eat any...bread is my downfall and I'm trying to cut out as much as I can and loose the winter pooch). I got the Spicy Cashew Chicken. I swear there were like 3-4 chicken breasts in it. It was very yummy but I didn't even make a dent in it. I will have lunch for the next several days that's for sure. David had the Baja Tacos and he said it was very good too. I didn't hear any complaints from the rest of our party either. For dessert I had the Snickers Cheesecake. And David had the plain cheesecake with fresh strawberries. No complaints from there either. It was so light an fluffy, not like most cheesecake that you eat. So all in all a great night. Not sure what our plans are today. More than likely football. Only a few more games to watch and the season is over....then there's the draft....and it starts all over again....

1 comment:

Daleen said...

OK Heidi, how did you have room for dessert when you couldn't finish the main course??? JK Wasn't that always the rule? I totally agree that The Cheesecake Factory rocks.(How could you resist the bread?) They do give you way too much food. Remind me to tell you about the time Val and I went there. Still trying to imagine your dad in Crocs. I am one of "those people" too. I discovered them last Spring and love them...and don't care how they look. Like walking on air.
Just wanted to let me know I enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with family stuff. Take care.