12.17.2007

Very Random Thought


I ate at the Cheesecake Factory in Southlake tonight - The place is almost "opulent" in appearance with a little bit of a Vegas feel to it.

The menu is huge (probably 12 pages but with 6 pages being advertisements - what's up with that?). Someone told me today "they have a ton of things on the menu which means that none of it is good." Hmmmm. Not sure about that. I went with the Jambalaya which was a little bland. Good. But bland.

And the portions are ridiculously huge.

Oh, and here's the random restaurant thought: Does Steak and Ale exist anymore?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes, i ate there saturday as a matter of fact. its on 75 in plano

CF is overated and overpriced.

Anonymous said...

Did they cut your TITHE off and hang it on the wall or somethin?

Anonymous said...

I eat at the Steak and Ale off Camp Bowie near the traffic circle frequently. Still good.

cheesey chuck said...

and THAT'S your best excuse for abandoning us for 2.5 hours?

Can I sue you?

Anonymous said...

Next you need to eat at CF's sister The Grand Lux Cafe because it's hmm, hmm, good.

Anonymous said...

You should try Bucca near there - it is fun, and eat in the Pope's room!

Anonymous said...

I have heard that about the factory, they have great cheesecake but the other food is so so. There aren't any Steak and Ale's in the mid cities, they seem to have disappeared just like the blackeye peas resturaunts.

Anonymous said...

There is a Steak and Ale in Arlington at I-20 and Little School Rd. So much for the mid-cities expertise.

There are Black-eyed Pea restaurants all over the place. The one in Lewisville on I-35 E closed, but I haven't seen any mass closings of their stores.

Anonymous said...

Altogether, there are eight Steak & Ales in the Metroplex with two of them being in the mid-cities in Arlington. There are fifteen in Texas which has the greatest number of any one state. There are over 50 nationwide. They are owned by the same company that operates Bennigan's and Ponderosa Steakhouse and is headquartered in Dallas. The first Steak & Ale was opened in 1966 and They used to be a good place to get a steak in a quiet atmosphere, but many eventually began to look their age and probably lost customers to newer updated restaurants. I used to frequent one just off Airport Freeway close to Northeast Mall which is no longer there.

Anonymous said...

Back when I was a teenager, if you really wanted to impress a girl you saved up for weeks and took her to Steak and Ale off Camp Bowie. If you did'nt want to date her again, you took her to Al's cafe in Decatur. Worked every single time!