Austin's favorite cheesecakes
Acting on behalf of a reader, we solicited your recommendations for the best cheesecake and key lime in Austin.
State of play: Being a dedicated journalist, Asher decided it was his responsibility — nay, his obligation — to truth-test some of these reader recommendations. So, Thursday saw him whizzing around town, braving the cold, to try yet another forkful of cheesecake.
Alex R. suggested Word of Mouth Bakery.
- Asher's verdict: Dense, delicious and elegant — classic New York-style. Bonus fancy points for silver leaf on the blackberries.
Neena S. wrote that she is "obsessed" with the sweet potato cheesecake with praline sauce at Hoover's.
- Asher's opinion: Airy and happily not too sweet — as long as you get the sauce on the side.
Former American-Statesman restaurant critic Mike Sutter (he's currently with the San Antonio Express-News) suggested the Celia Jacobs Cheesecake Experience — "because of the sampling opportunities presented by their diminutive size."
- Of note: Celia Jacobs is temporarily shuttered while it looks for a new home since its food truck park is closing down.
- Asher declares the Upper Crust version creamy and decadent.
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