Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Visiting Junior's in Brooklyn New York

I had the pleasure of visiting the original Junior's Restaurant in Brooklyn, with the Brooklyn Neighborhood Tour this past April.  I have visited their other locations in Times Square and Grand Central Terminal, but always wanted to see the place that started the historic restaurant. 
They have been at this location of Flatbush Avenue since 1950. 
My favorite flower awaited us when we arrived inside. 
A fabulous cake replica of Junior's was something I had to photograph for my readers! 
Loved the guy here at the counter ready to take your order! 
The inside reminded me of the Times Square location, same color theme, very 50's looking. I felt as though James Dean could walk in and sit at this counter at any minute. 
One of the chairs from the old Ebbets Field was displayed on their wall which I thought was pretty cool. 
It looks like a good family restaurant, don't you think? Junior's is famous for their cheesecakes, made different than any other you have tried, so creamy and satisfying. Everything they make here is from scratch, from the pastry to the corn beef and pastrami for your sandwiches. 
I loved all the memorabilia on their walls, this one was dedicated to the Brooklyn Dodgers. 
Many famous people have visited here for a bite to eat and leave their autograph 
You start with homemade beets (my Mom's favorite) and pickles as well as cole slaw. 
We enjoyed 1/2 a pastrami sandwich which melted in your mouth. It was the most amazing pastrami I have ever had, just needed a bit of mustard and that was all. Tony from A Slice of Brooklyn offered alternatives for the folks on the tour who couldn't eat the pastrami. I thought that was quite nice of him, as many times on these type of tours, you do not have a choice. Tony always wants to be sure his guests are happy, and he accomplishes that with each tour. 
My first Egg Cream. It was quite the tasty, I must say. An Egg Cream is 1/4 cup of Fox's U Bet Quality Chocolate Syrup, 1/3 cup of ice cold milk and 3/4 to 1 cup of sparkling cold seltzer. Some on the tour liked it, some didn't, but everyone was thrilled to try something new. I, of course, liked it quite a bit. 
Ahh, the cheesecake is served. I was happy it was just a plain piece, not a fan of the fruit toppings. It is just so darn good. Creamy, light, fluffy and their crust is unique. It is actually a sponge cake at the bottom, the rest is made with the freshest ingredients. When you have a recipe as good as this, you do not tinker with it. 
Cookies galore to take home to family and friends. I love those rainbow cookies at the top right. One of my very favorites. 
The cheesecake selection is quite large. I am not a fan of strawberry or raspberry but they make a beautiful photo, don't you think? 
They also make carrot cake with cheesecake in between, I tried this at the Times Square location on my own visit. Pure heaven. Simple as that. 

Their cakes are pretty fabulous too. Pineapple coconut layer cake is very light and flavorful. I don't think you can go wrong with anything from Junior's. 

*Disclaimer: There has been no monetary compensation for posting this content. Brands mentioned are not affiliates or sponsors of this blog post. I was provided (2) tickets for this review of this tour by A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours.  The opinions expressed are completely my own based on my experiences.

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