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I recently returned from a trip to the United States with my dad, sister and Luke so this will be the first of MANY posts about the food I ate whilst I was out there as well as the shopping I did. For those of you who are wondering I went to Pittsburgh which is in Philadelphia, the reason I went there is that my dad works there and we went along with him. I have been previously as well as Florida and I was super excited to go again. During my stay I went to The Cheesecake Factory twice, the first time which is featured in this post with my family and the second was when I met up with Nicky a fellow blogger who is based in Pittsburgh. We arranged to meet up and Nicky decided the most American place to go would be of course the Cheesecake Factory, to be fair it is literally my favourite place to go so I was fine with that. I am super boring with the food so I had the same dish twice and decided not to photograph both times. When I went with Nicky we both had blood orange cocktails as well as a lovely main and a huge slab of cheesecake which neither of us could finish! I went to the Cheesecake Factory on the first day in America with the fam, and I thought I’d share my experience with you. I hope you enjoy this post and sorry for the lack of pics I was too interested in eating!
When we arrived we were taken to table deep into the restaurant (it is a massive place) and asked if we wanted any drinks, I remembered that most places in the States offer unlimited refills so just went for a diet coke, I was super thrown off guard as I had forgotten about the sizes and was greeted with a pint glass full of diet coke (it is cheeaaaaap too). My sister and I quickly decided that we were going to have nachos to start with and Luke and my dad had mini slides (mini, they were not). When the starters were brought to our table we were in awe of the portion size and me and my sister were super excited to get stuck in. The nachos were covered in a gorgeous melted cheese with some lovely sour cream and mild salsa, best nachos I have ever had, hands down.
Next was on to our mains, I ordered the four cheese pasta (technically five as the waiter pointed out when he put more cheese on top), Luke ordered the Burrito which was the biggest one I had ever seen in my life and when a hand was put next to it barely even covered 1/4 of the size. Amy had the fish tacos and my dad had some sort of chicken. I think it is fair to say we were all unable to finish our meals and took them home in a box except Luke of course who ate the entire thing. I was so in love with my gorgeous four cheese pasta and could totally eat it again and again and again. We decided we would take the cheesecake home rather than attempt it in the Restaurant, as I said here I would try the Red Velvet cheesecake and I did and it was just as good as I imagined if not better!
Have you ever visited The Cheesecake Factory? What did you have?