Possible to find NY-Style Cheesecake in LA?
- ipsedixit Sep 15, 2006 01:19 AM
After spending about a week in NY and eating my way through (and overdosing on) the cheesecakes at D'Aiuto's, Juniors, and Carnegie, I need my fix now that I am back in LA.
Julienne's in San Marino is good, but doesn't really measure up -- too light and creamy.
The Grill on the Alley in BH
Pastina Trattoria on Westwood Bl near Olympic
Both places have the BEST NY Cheesecake in LA.
Is there any cheesecake in LA that isn't "NY style cheesecake"?
I'm originally from NY so its funny that once you leave there everyone says they have NY style cheesecake (except the Cheesecake Factory).
Closest I've had is at Arnie Mortons in downtown LA and maybe at Shula's 347 at the Sheraton Gateway.
Once out of curiosity I made a cheesecake from the Juniors cheescake recipe(you can google it)and it wasn't bad.
The Junior's recipe is excellent! Outstanding Recipe. The ones I've mail ordered to LA for "disobedient employees" were average.
The NY Cheese cake that is available at Restaurants I've recommended above will be better than ANYTHING you've had in NY(and I've had them all, including a little place in Brooklyn that's so dangerous to visit I'm lucky to be typing this) or anywhere else on Planet Earth, TRUST ME!
Its occured to me after this posting that there must one bakery that makes most of the top of the line "NY style" cheesecakes for the LA restaurants.
Believe me I've had my share of NY and Miami Beach cheesecakes. I'm from Great Neck and we had our share of delis and bakeries. My dads thing was going to Whitestone every now and then to pick up a cheesecake from some famous place.
Maybe the wrong place for this but a decadent thing is the Frozen Cheesecake you get at the Balboa Pier.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse has what they claim to be NY cheesecake. I don't like it personally because I don't like NY style. Thicker, denser, less sweet?