Junior’s Cheesecake

16 Sep

 

There are a few “chains” in New York that are either near and dear to our hearts and make us proud to say that we, as New Yorkers, lay claim (Nathan’s, Nobu, Shake Shack) and some we don’t want anyone to know we started (TGI Fridays, Sbarros, Planet Hollywood).  Junior’s is somewhere in the middle, but I would say more on the positive side.  Who doesn’t like Cheesecake?

Though I’m not sure if MGM Foxwoods as the only location out of NYC qualifies it as a chain, we’ll go with it.

A friend of mine and I decided to check out the Junior’s in Times Square.

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I had only had the cheesecake, so it was time to try some real food.

This place is HUGE.  And it looks somewhere between a hospital and a diner.  Everything is shiny.

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We started with a cup of matzo ball soup.  The broth was tasty and the matzo ball was dense without being TOO dense.  I prefer mine a WEE bit more crumbly, but this was a very good one.

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My partner in crime got a tongue sandwich.  It was delicious.  As good as the tongue from Katz.

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I don’t know what I as thinking, but I got the sandwich called “Something Different.”  It was brisket of beef on potato pancakes with apple sauce. Woah nilly!  This was plum-diddly-umptious!  The beef and the potato pancakes were both great ,and made for quite the awesome combo.  I’m sure it was a heart attack on a plate, but it was worth every bite.

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We then ordered the Devil’s Food Cheesecake, which was layered with ganache, devil’s food chocolate cake, and, of course, cheesecake.  It had delicious chocolate chips on the outside and every bite was delicious and decadent.  Between the 2 of us, we couldn’t finish half.  

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It was mid-cheeseake that we looked up at the TVs and saw a completely atrocious site…

A workout video.

Playing in Junior’s.

Oh the humanity!

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Juniors: Worth the hype. Delicious, true to the deli concept, and awesome cheesecake.  There are a million other places to go in NYC, but if you’re looking for a quality diner-style meal before a Broadway show, you really can’t go wrong here.

Total Nom Points: 7 out of 10

 

 

One Response to “Junior’s Cheesecake”

  1. LKPHeartsfood September 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    I’m not crazy about their regular cheesecake, but that Devil’s food cheesecake is SINFUL. We used to order entire cakes of it for office birthdays when I was at the ad agency. How did I not gain 10 lbs in my 10 weeks there!?

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