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Cheesecake Heaven, Drive-Thru Cheesecake


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As of Thursday noon, there is a drive-up/walk-up cheesecake hut in the parking lot across from my workplace. It replaces the java hut that no one seemed to visit and is basically tenanted by a smiling guy with a register and a refrigerator. When my coworkers told me about it, I assumed I was being punked, because drive-thru cheesecake is a ridiculous idea. And yet, I (and the Hooters girls) am in So. Much. Trouble.

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It's called Cheesecake Heaven and is located at 10344 Fairfax Blvd in Fairfax, VA, aka the parking lot for Hooters and Minerva off Rt. 50/29 in Fairfax. (And perhaps also known as the site of this last Thursday.) There is apparently another kiosk/hut in Baltimore, I think?, that has been open for about a year. They are made in Warrenton, VA, by "my buddy's mom either this morning or yesterday" (quoth the smiling guy). $4 a slice, $10 for a 7-inch, and $20 for a 9-inch cake. They have a variety of flavors and sometimes feature off-menu flavors (Friday's example, peanut butter - a friend tried to wave off having a slice, saying that she surely would have tried it if only they had a peanut butter flavor [which was not on the menu]. And lo, there was a slice of peanut butter cheesecake, ready to go! She had to try it and found it Good.), I tried the chocolate mousse (as a 7-inch cake) and it is wonderful - dense and silkily creamy, but not too heavy, with more of a mousse than overtly "cakey" texture (which may be a function of the mousse style), with a deep chocolate, almost mocha flavor and a crumbly-fine oreo crust. It is really, seriously, dangerous-to-diets good. Gulp.

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