minneapolis/stpaul and vicinity: CHEESECAKE!!!!
You're likely referring to:
Muddy Paws Cheesecake
740 N Snelling Ave
They have a location in Uptown as well. Good stuff.
In that area, I also like the cheesecake at Coffee News Cafe on Grand just west of Snelling.
Buon Giorno in Lilydale does some outstanding cheesecakes (flavors vary daily and are often interesting) and other wonderful desserts. When I do takeout there, the desserts never make it out of the store -- they're eaten before the other food comes.
By the way, I know Muddy Paws does whole cheesecakes, but I'm not sure about the other two...you may have to call ahead.
Looking forward to other posts. I love cheesecake.