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Where do you go for your favorite cheesecake?

ipsedixit Mar 7, 2014 07:41 PM

Any style, NY, Italian, ricotta, whatever.

I just tried the Limencello Cheesecake from Cucina Cara Mia in Encinita.

A bit tart, not too sweet, and a really nice silky smooth texture.

That's me.

Where do you go for cheesecake?

(And by the way, Vesper Vineyards is a nice little spot to visit if you're up in the area.)

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    DoctorChow RE: ipsedixit Mar 7, 2014 09:17 PM

    Do you consider cheesecake to be a type of pie?

    Just curious.

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      ipsedixit RE: DoctorChow Mar 8, 2014 05:48 AM

      No, I don't consider it a type of pie.

      I consider it pie that's been misnamed "cake".

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      cstr RE: ipsedixit Mar 8, 2014 10:10 AM

      Junior's for a NY style cheesecake in Brooklyn. Haven't found much better. I also enjoy a good Italian ricotta pie, haven't found anything around here, any recs?


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        El Chevere RE: cstr Mar 9, 2014 11:06 AM

        +1 on Juniors ( marble cheesecake rules).... Linda's Whistle Stop (Oceanside, NY) good also....best ever used to be a place called Custom Bakers in Island Park, NY--closed shop years ago but they had THE best cheesecake I have ever had along with chocolate layer cake, neselrode pie and lemon merengue pie. The children still have the recipes but refuse to sell and have no interest in pursuing the business.

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        littlestevie RE: ipsedixit Mar 8, 2014 09:09 PM

        Shhh on Vesper Vineyard. They really have good wines but the tasting room is kinda weird. I really don't know if they can handle bigger crowds that their wines deserve. Went up to Temecula a couple of weeks ago, and hit Vesper on the way home. They were the winery highlight of the weekend.

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