Story: Mike Woodings
Photos: Janene McDonald
Summer is here, and with it, those HOT days that we experience this time of year. HOT days are toasty in the middle of the day but generally our mornings and evenings are gorgeous. July 19th was one of those typical days weather-wise and it was the third Thursday of the month, so you know what that means…no cooking at our house tonight! It’s time to join Corvette friends for an evening of socializing amd exploring another menu for something delicious that won’t blow the calorie and carb counts off the chart.
Taste-of-the-Town for July had us gathering at the Cheesecake Factory in the Valencia Mall for our monthly social. The location dictates the focus on the meeting is more food and cameraderie, not Corvettes since we all park where we can find a spot and most choose to drive the metal car instead of the fiberglass one to keep the Vette for nice!
It was another great turn-out with 40 in attendance. We are all on equal footing at the Cheesecake factory where everyone gathers and we are all seated together. Even when I arrive on-time, I don’t feel like I’m late!
Cheesecake Factory started out way over the hill in the 310 area in 1978 as a small salad-and-sandwich restaurant in Beverly Hills that sold 10 varieties of cheesecakes on a one-page menu. Next came a second restaurant in Marina del Rey and a third, larger location in Redondo Beach. It took quite a while for the 192 restaurant chain to make it to Awesometown, but we are glad it is here. You know right from the start that you aren’t at In-N-Out when they hand you a three pound menu with over 250 items listed. The choices are many but there is something for everybody!
August will take us to Mama’s Kitchen for our next TOT, so mark your calendar for a great time of visiting and bring your Corvette too for another fine event put together by our Activities Committee.