Thank You Junior, May I Have Another?
Our first night in town, we took advantage of the opportunity to walk around Times Square and the opportunity to walk over to Junior’s. They have a large restaurant with a full menu and tons of seating and we contemplated going to the restaurant, but then decided to the shop beside the restaurant where they sell desserts from a counter and offer patio seating. At first, I was tempted by all the different flavors of cheesecakes that looked so good, but I stuck my guns and ordered a slice of the Devil’s Food Cheesecake.
We waited for a table, took some pictures of our cheesecake, and then took the first bite…OH MY GOODNESS! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! THIS IS INCREDIBLE!
The Devil’s Food Cheesecake at Junior’s is a combination of chocolate cake and cheesecake. There is a (generous) layer of cheesecake, chocolate icing, and a (also generous) layer of chocolate cake, and then it is topped with my chocolate icing and chocolate shavings and chips. To some, it would probably be considered an overload of chocolate. The chocolate cake was perfect. It was moist and rich and everything you want in a chocolate cake. The icing provided even more chocolate flavor and was not too sweet or sugary. And the cheesecake was that wonderful “New York Style” cheesecake that was creamy and rich. A bite where you combined all of these elements (which was difficult because the slice was so big) was a heavenly experience.
I have no idea how Junior’s Restaurant didn’t win in their episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay because I don’t know how he could have created a cheesecake better than this one. If I’m judging, this is the best piece of cheesecake I’ve ever had…hands down.
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036