Saturday, January 22, 2011

A desk and a cheesecake...

Ok, I'm taking a little break from the Restaurant Week reviews for just a moment to share an adorable little food adventure we ran into today in our travels involving a desk and a cheesecake. 

I've been wanting a new desk for a while.  I had one of those crappy $30 computer desks from Walmart or something which I got rid of over a year ago. And since then I've been using a card table for my desk. Functional but a little ghetto. 

About 2+ weeks ago I began scouring Craigslist for a nice but inexpensive desk that would have a little storage and a fairly large work space.  After much trauma (long story), I finally found a great desk that would fit my needs perfectly and for only $60.  The only drawback was that we had to drive to Warrenton to get it, which is about an hour's drive from where we live.
it's kind of in pieces at the moment for easier travel

So we trek out to Warrenton, pick up the desk without much ado and start to head back home.  Then just outside Warrenton we're going through a small intersection where on the right corner there is a local bank.  And on the street in front of the bank is a sign that reads "Key Lime Cheesecake".  What?!

Lo and behold we see in the parking lot of this bank, a teeny tiny building not much bigger than my bathroom, with a sign that says "Cheesecake Heaven" and it has a drive-thru window.  We literally slam on the brakes as we go through the light and make a ripping turn into the parking lot.  We gotta see what this is.
yes, this is the entire building!

We pull up to this tiny little window and a lady opens it to help us and explain their menu.  It was the most adorable little eatery I've ever seen!! The inside was just big enough to hold a refrigerator case full of cheesecakes, a cash register, and a drink fountain where you could order either Coke, Diet Coke, or Sprite. They had cheesecakes by the slice or you could purchase a 7" one (which serves 2-4 people) or a large one like for a party or something.
there's hubby, (we drove away from the window so I could take pictures)

The flavors all looked amazing!  Plain, which had a cinnamon cookie crust, Chocolate Mousse, White Chocolate Raspberry, Snickers, Oreo, Fudge Brownie, Keylime, and Peanut Butter. Yumma Yumma!!

Now my hubby is not traditionally a dessert man.  Neither is he the type to, just on a whim, go buy something like this.  But even he was readily picking out a flavor as soon as we saw the menu. We, of course, picked a 7" Peanut Butter cheesecake to take home (peanut butter, especially when combined with chocolate, one of my all time favorite things to eat in the world).  We haven't gotten to taste it yet but the smell of peanut butter just knocks you in the face as soon as you open it.  Already I can see why she calls it Cheesecake Heaven!

So we go to buy a desk for my office and in turn find a cute culinary adventure.  Here's this one local lady, buying local ingredients, making fancy little cheesecakes out of her home and carting them to this teeny tiny little drive-thru on the corner of a highway.  Simple yet full of yumminess and pleasure and local flavor.  It doesn't get much better than that!

Cheesecake Heaven is located at 5125 Lee Highway, New Baltimore, VA 20187 (just outside Warrenton). Their phone number is 540-341-4114.  Also look for Jane's Cheesecake Heaven Drive Through on Facebook!

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