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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Comic Book Review: Superman: Secret Identity

Details: Written by Kurt Busiek and drawn by Stuart Immonen. More information can be found at https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/superman-secret-identity-2004/superman-secret-identity

Score: 7/10

Superman: Secret Identity is story about what would happen if someone gained Superman’s powers in the real world and how that person would live their life. It’s a nice story that reminds me of the recent book, Spider-Man: Life Story, excep thtat this book takes place in the real world versus a comic book continuity.

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Video Game Review: New Super Mario Bros. 2: Gold Edition

Details: Played on the 3DS. Around five hours to beat the main game, around eleven hours for the secret levels, and around twenty hours to complete everything according to howlongtobeat.com. More information can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/new-super-mario-bros-2-3ds/

Score: 7/10

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a standard two dimensional side scroller. It doesn’t add anything new like in Super Mario Odyssey. It just plays like a game from the 1990’s, except with slightly better visuals.

Additionally, Gold Edition simply means it was bundled with all additional downloadable content into on purchasable package.

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Video Game Review: Pokemon Go

Details: More information can be found at https://www.pokemongo.com/en-us/

Score: 7/10

Pokemon Go came out years ago to great reception. People were obssessed with the game and caused a great deal of real world problems from playing it. After some encouragement from a coworker, I decided to give the game a try July of this year, long after the hype has died down. I enjoy the game and I’m still playing it.

Keep in mind the following review is my opinion of the game as of the time as of the writing of this review and from someone who played the game since July of 2019.

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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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