Hail a taxicab anywhere in New York City and tell the driver, “Take me to the best cheesecake in New York.” Odds are you will end up at the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in Brooklyn, at Junior’s. Founded by Harry Rosen in 1950, Junior’s landmark restaurant is known as the home of New York’s best cheesecake, and today, Alexes McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour welcome current owner Alan Rosen to The Main Course. Talking the longstanding history of Alan’s family business and the importance of cheesecake consistency, plus some cheesecakes “failures” – what’s next for this iconic business? Tune in for this tasty episode to hear about Junior’s cookbooks and more!
“As we’ve gotten bigger we’ve gotten better because we’ve gotten more consistent with how we make the product… that repetition really makes us good at it.”
“Lots of people around the country think that cheesecakes are supposed to be white – they’re not! They’re supposed to be golden brown.”
–Alan Rosen on The Main Course