|I Love Alex's Cheesecake|
|Vive le Gateau de Alex|
FACT: Greek doctor, Aegimus, is said to have lived for 200 years, and wrote a book on cheescakes, the first recorded reference to this popular and decadent ancient dessert.
Even the art work on the bike rack out front embodies the French's Art Nouveau. An idea that suggests, even if something must be utilitarian, it must also be beautiful. I wish all of Greensboro would subscribe to this philosophy. France is keen on balance, and Alex's balances taste, cost, and art into each slice of their wonderful pastry-like slices of cheesecake . Yes, I think it's safe to say, their food is beautiful. The soft, but precisely defined mile high lush cream cheese made from Homeland Creamery's cows down in Julian, combined with the perfect crust, a painted texture upon the canvas of food, that even Pablo Picasso would cry out for.
|This is where awesome happens.|
My favorite is the peanut butter cheesecake, though the strawberry and the pineapple are to die for too.
What's weird is that I never was really all that big of a fan of cheesecake, I was a non-believer. It's for this reason I probably put off going for so long, but I was wrong to do so. I wasted so many opportunities to have happiness in my life by ignoring that which was right in front of me. I assumed, as are many food fads that get passed among locals by word of mouth, I'd be once again disappointed, but I wasn't. In fact, I'm a convert, now a missionary of their fine food, spreading the wonders of perhaps Greensboro's only perfect food with every visitor who comes to my house. I may have friends who visit and detest chili cheese burgers with slaw, or gag at the idea of barbecue, but I see nothing but smiles when I take them for dessert at Alex's Cheesecakes.
|Stop drooling and go!|