Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Junior's: Last Sunday

"You never had Junior's cheesecake? It's the most famous cheesecake place in the whole world. Right in Brooklyn." - Jay-Z

Last Sunday we piled into my friend's car with 5 adults and 1 two year old, and drove to Junior's. First introduced to me by Jay-Z in a life changing 2000 episode of MTV Diaries, I finally experienced the original Junior's.

When your efficient, no nonsense waitress recommends that maybe we should not order that 2nd batch of corn bread and side of potato salad because "We give you a lot of food and you might want save some room for cheesecake" you should (1) most likely listen to her and (2) get ready. And I am also partial to the those tiny sword toothpicks, it is like a pirate made your grilled cheese.

Between the 5 1/2 of us:
3 cups of coffee with milk
1 Diet Coke
14 glasses of water
1 Cup of Chicken Velvet Soup
4 Complimentary Sides of Cole Slaw, Pickels, Pickled Beets, and Cucumber and onions : awesome
1 Side of Corn Bread (not the originally intended 2)
1 plate of ridiculous corn beef hash with scrambled eggs and french fries****mine, seriously ridiculous. all of it. A little oily and very rich.
1 cup of Matzo Ball Soup
1 Grilled Cheese with French Fries
2 Chocolate Milk Shakes
1 Griddle Cakes with 2 Sunny Side Up Eggs, Turkey Sausage, and Cinnamon Apple Preserves
1 Cheeseburger with French Fries
1 Bacon Cheeseburger with a huge onion ring on it and French Fries.
1 Very Very large, fluffy Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake to go...saved for approaching weekly Mad Men party
Junior's gets a bad rap for being overrated. It is a fun destination and has ambiance. The food was good diner food, delicious, appreciated, and discussed long after it was consumed (always a good sign).
Do not go in Times Square. Don't go at Grand Central and please do not go at MGM Foxwoods. Go to Flatbush Avenue. I thought it was all it was cracked up to be, there is a pretty good dollar store nearby, and also, Jay-Z said so.

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