Cheesecake can be a tricky thing for the mindful eater. It's a moment of indulgent bliss at its best, but the stuff is never going to be confused with health food. So if you're going to indulge, the bang better be worth the caloric buck.
And we're happy to report that the cheesecake at Cheesecake Machismo is a wise way to spend all those saved up calories.
As much as we love cheesecake, sometimes we're disappointed because it ends up being more texture than taste. The folks at Cheesecake Machismo have taken care of that problem by going a little crazy -- in the best way -- with the flavors. Among the rotating lineup (pdf) of accents melded with creamy goodness: black raspberry Chambord, caramel pumpkin, chocolate cabernet and blackberry margarita.
Whole cheesecakes range from $36 - $40 (you can get a "frankencake" of mixed slices for a little less). And single slices -- with a cup of coffee or other drink -- are $5. That single slice deal makes a great lunch.
Lunch? Yep, lunch. Because the question you should be asking is not "Why cheesecake for lunch?" -- but rather, "Why NOT cheesecake for lunch?"
Even the mindful eater should splurge every now and then.
The Bottom Line
The cheesecake at Cheesecake Machismo is definitely worth the calories.
293 Hamilton St
Albany, NY 12210
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 12p - 8p
Thurs 12p - 6p
If you're stopping in to pick up a cheesecake, there's free parking across the street -- tell the attendant you're there for cheesecake.
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