Aventura's Cheesecake Factory on the Happy Hour Hunt
The Cheesecake Factory
19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura
305-792-9696 / thecheesecakefactory.com
What does the food menu include?
"Full portion appetizers for $5. There is also a small plates and snacks menu with price ranges from $3.95-$5.95, give or take."
And the drinks?
"Specialty drinks include cosmos, margaritas, mojitos, Long Islands, and a few others for $5. We also have wells on special and drafts."
And this is at all of your Dade locations?
"Yes, it is, from 4-6 p.m., Monday through Friday at the bar area only."
Once at the bar, the $5 happy hour menu exploration began. Food orders included the fried calamari, Tex Mex egg rolls (spicy chicken, corn, black beans, peppers, onions, and melted cheese), and a sausage and ricotta fresh baked pizzette (fontina, parmesan and Romano cheeses, and garlic crumbs). Drinks included a Long Island Ice Tea and a strawberry mojito. As we waited for everything to be served, I anticipated a catch; maybe an eight ounce drink or a smaller portion of food. Not so. Three people couldn't have finished all the food, and one drink was the size equivalent of two elsewhere.
In the end, there were no tricks, just treats.
Other participating locations:
7497 Dadeland Mall