Discussion in 'Food and Wine' started by Monk, Aug 21, 2006.
Has anybody tried the cheesecake made by the Nuns of New Skete?
the "store front" which is really a fridge and a sign in the middle of the warehouse is open till 2. He is there all day he said and he looks it.
That's a little strange -- I thought most bakers baked in the early morning.
Went to S&S yesterday and had to make it before 2:00 as thats the unusual closing time.
Well lets say I was surprised by the outsdide and the inside. Real industrial, no frills.
The old man was nice but not very friendly as he was itching to get back to his baking.
It looked like he was the only guy there and didnt know he's been on the web with great reviews.
Got the cheesecake and I must say it was very creamy and soft. The thing that I liked was its au natural and kosher and there was no aftertaste or synthetic taste.
I am going back for the chocolate mousse and that is his only other product. The cake was for a bithday and all the reviews were outstanding. Very rich and filling.
Last time I had S&S was about 2 years ago, it was delicious and a recent purchase for a BBQ in WP got rave reviews. But after my annual physical and a bad lipid profile, elevated BP and a weight gain I decided I needed a life style change and gave up, over the course of a year, a lot of the things I loved, like cheese/carrot cake. Never went to either Lloyds or Carrot Top, but I imagine Carrot Top gets a ton of business from the Columbia home crowd.
Lots of good memories for me in that upper Manhattan/Bronx/Riverdale area, food as well as women.
I indulge once a year on my b-day. Traditional West Indian carrot cake made from scratch with raisins and walnuts on the icing.
It wouldn't be fair to talk about Lloyd's without mentioning Carrot Top, which is in Inwood on B'way around 215th st. by Bakers Field. It's an endless debate about which is better--I believe Carrot Top had a better, somewhat thicker icing but Lloyd's a better cake.
But, yeah, S&S Cheesecake Factory was other worldly, at least when I had it last about four years ago. Please don't tell me it has declined.
Unlike their meats, the cheesecake at the Carnegie Deli has not declined at all.
Rub it in why dont you, the only carrot products I eat these days are the raw ones from the produce section. Have you ever stopped in at any of the many Irish bars in the area and try to pick up any of the girls from Manhattan College ?
Try the carrot cake at Lloyd's at 6087 B'way (near 242nd) too! Best in the city.
Crossbay bridge is a safe crossing.... just make sure you make a right coming off the bridge or you're in no mans land headed towards Far Rock and the Ghetto by the Sea.
Beach 116..... the old unofficial home of the Ramones and 'Rockaways'..... the greatest rock club east of CBGB's.
Beach 116th St
Just for the record, when you get that high up in #s you're in Rockaway. Far Rockaway is considered to be further down towards the Atlantic Beach bridge.
By the way, you don't want to drive up towards that way through Far Rockaway, Wavecrest, etc on Beach Channel Drive at night (or at least stop at any red lights!)
If you must go -(and I doubt anyone will want to...) go over the Marine Pkwy bridge instead.
...or just go with another (safer) recommendation!
(graduate of FRHS)
I'm stuck between Juniors and Carnegie deli's, but for strawberry cheesecake, Carnegie wins hands down. The strawberry topping on Junior's is gummy.
On a side note, Carnegie deli actually has the recipe for its cheesecake on its website.
You're gonna cry when you have to drive up there.
Ditto. I'm going to cry when I have to give it up.
If we're talking about the same place (I don't think there's another bakery on 116th Street in Far Rockaway) then it's a real shame. Sorry to hear about it!
The Little Pie Company - The cheesecake MELTS in your mouth - VERY MOIST
Monk are you talking about Harbor Bake Shop on 116th Street? Someone took them over a few years ago and they went down the drain.
S&S Cheesecake at 222 W 238th St in the Bronx gets my vote. I cried when I had to give it up. Thank goodness pussy is non fattening and eating it generally isn't bad for your health.
Still have to say Junior's cheesecake is the best.
I had excellent cheesecake recently at Tavern on the Green, believe it or not.
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