Restaurant Review: The Cheesecake Factory

Details: Located at 90-15 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Official site is https://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/

Score: 6.7/10

I love The Cheesecake Factory. The score above represents how I feel about the quality/taste of the food relative to other places I’ve been eating at recently, but I still love The Cheesecake factory. It’s mainly because I never had it growing up. I visited my first Cheesecake Factory when I was a full on adult. While the food isn’t great, there are few things that taste like unabashed Americana. The food is mostly derivative. The ethnic items sound and taste like what an American would attempt to make if he knew nothing about that ethnicity’s food. The vast majority of items on the menu are either deep fried, frozen, or both. It’s just the perfect combination of scam and shit that perfectly encapsulates what America is all about. And I love it.

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Supermarket Review: DC Flushing Market

Details: Located at 133-54 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355.

Score: 7/10

This really isn’t a review of this place as a supermarket, but as a lunch spot. This place serves something known as “four dishes, one soup,” a cafeteria style meal format popular among Chinese businesses.

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Bubble Tea Review: Tiger Tea

Score: 5.3/10

Tiger Tea is yet another new bubble tea place that opened up recently. It has no relation to Tiger Sugar.

I ordered a brown sugar boba milk drink for around five dollars. It was likely the worst version of the brown sugar bubble tea drink I’ve ever had. The portion was small, the bubbles were cold and hard, and the tea didn’t taste great.

Additionally, when I came by, the place smelled awful. Every once in a while, a clean bubble tea place will clean out their machines and the place will smell like crap. I just happened to come by while they were doing this I think and the place smelled bad. The tea unfortunately tasted a little like the smell.

I don’t recommend this place.

Bubble Tea Review: Tsaocaa

Details: Located at 3804 Prince St, Flushing, NY 11354. Official site is http://www.tsaocaatea.com/

Score: 6.8/10

Tsaocaa is yet another bubble tea place that opened recently. I feel like there were at least seven or eight places that opened this last month. I feel like the main thing each place is offering is a different style of interior decorating and space where you can drink your tea.

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Bubble Tea Review: Mtea

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Details: Located at 36-56 Main St, Flushing, NY 11354. An unclaimed Yelp page can be found at https://www.yelp.com/biz/mtea-queens

Score: 7/10

Mtea is yet another new bubble tea place that opened recently. What separates this place from other bubble tea places is that their space is massive and very… pink. But in a good way.

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