Thursday, August 24, 2006

Say Cheesecake

Here's what Silda Spitzer, Eliot's better half, had to say about our provincial cuisine in Cindy Adams' Post column yesterday:
One trip upstate we got lucky. We got good food.
Ouch! Well, Silda, here's some good news: we're getting our own Cheesecake Factory at Colonie Center. North of Manhattan, we're all about what Chamber flack John Spadafora's press release calls "upscale, full service casual dining," and starting tomorrow it gets even better. Our recommendation? Top off the Tons Of Fun Burger with a huge slab of Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake. Instead of simply opening, the restaurant is holding an idiotic ribbon cutting today; I'd ordinarily say get over there for some free chow, except for this ominous line from the press release:
Scheduled to speak at the event are Feldman Mall Properties Owner Larry Feldman, Chamber President Lyn Taylor, Albany County Executive Michael Breslin, Colonie Town Supervisor Mary Brizzell, Village of Colonie Mayor Frank Leak, Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton and The Cheesecake Factory President and COO Peter D'Â’Amelio.
God help us. I say less talk, and more cheesecake.