We went to the Cheesecake Factory in Green Hills (near Nashville) for the first time a few weeks ago.
It was sooooo good that both Jim and I were craving cheesecake for days! So much so, that we searched the local grocery stores for some decent pre-made cheesecakes.
Our Search For Good Cheesecake… Locally
We actually found a full-size “plain” Cheesecake Factory cheesecake in the freezer section of some store — might have been Costco — for something like $9.99.
We ended up getting one from Publix. It was very small, but very rich — with a chocolate crumb crust (my favorite). It was a good substitute for “the real thing” from the Cheesecake Factory, and it satisfied our craving for cheesecake for about a week.
A couple weeks later, we found a delicious pre-made (not frozen) cheesecake from Costco. It had the chocolate crumb crust and a full-size Oreo cookie for each of the pre-cut slices in this 12-inch round cheesecake. It was $13.99 from Costco, and it lasted well over 2 weeks in our house!
This time, there was only a 10-minute wait!
Here’s more about our first trip to the Cheesecake Factory in Green Hills.
Cheesecake Factory: Round 2
On our second visit, we ordered completely different things.
Again, the food was to die for!
Jim got the Bang Bang Thai Shrimp
“…a spicy Thai dish with the flavors of curry, peanut, chile and coconut, sauteed with vegetables and served over rice”
I ordered the Thai Chicken Pasta
“…linguini tossed with sauteed chicken, julienne carrots, green onion, roasted peanuts & a spicy hot peanut sauce, topped with fresh bean sprouts”
Of course we all tried a different version of their famous cheesecake. The best this time was Macadamia Nut cheesecake, pictured here. (Notice the two heaping piles of whipped cream???)
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