Cheesecake is good for you at National Cheesecake Day at Cheesy Eddie’s

Cheesecake is good for you at National Cheesecake  Day at Cheesy Eddie’s

[Kelli Bobyn, age 5, National Cheesecake Day at Cheesy Eddie’s, 7/30/16]

No one is claiming cheesecake to be a health food. But — according to the hundreds who gathered at Cheesy Eddie’s for National Cheesecake Day — cheesecake is good for you.

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Fox News was there. Steve Baker (left) and his father John

All agreed cheesecake makes you happy.

It’s a morale booster. Not just for special occasions, cheesecake is an ideal nightcap and perfectly compliments coffee. A slice makes a great congratulatory gift as one man gave to a co-worker for her promotion. For another woman, cheesecake brought back memories of every Father’s Day and birthday when her father savored his plain. She likes plenty of strawberries. And today the slices at Cheesy Eddie’s were free!



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(l-r) Allyssa, Abbie and Morgan in line for cheesecake

Knowing today was National Cheesecake Day, Holly Hempill came thousands of miles for the occasion:


(l-t) Mollie Graff, Devin Graff, Holly Hempill, Danielle Reagen

I was in Europe this summer and saw Ryan Baker’s [one of John the owner’s sons] post about the cheesecake and knew I had to come back into the country for this.

Living in Ohio, Holly works in a pizza shop that serves — yes — cheesecake.

(l-r) Carla and Melissa in line for cheesecake

The mother of the hopscotchers, Kelli and Laura Bobyn, served Cheesy Eddie’s cheesecake at her wedding. Kelli and Laura had their first slices at about age 1 — now seasoned veterans of National Cheesecake Day.

(Back) Laura Bobryn, 7, with sister Kelli, 5, skipping for cheesecake

A graduate of the MCC Dental Clinic in 2014 and proudly wearing her dental clinic t-shirt, Erin says enjoy your cheesecake, But don’t forget to brush and floss after.

Erin in her MCC Dental Clinic shirt. Enjoy the cheesecake but don’t forget to brush and floss.

Avid runners, Dianna and Julie didn’t know how many calories were in cheesecake and didn’t care. They’d burn it off in no time. Dianna and Julie live to run and eat cheesecake!

Julia (left) ran track at Allendale Columbia while Dianna runs everywhere.

Three third year engineering students at RIT conceded that scientifically and technically cheesecake probably does not qualify as “health food.”

But that didn’t stop them. Cheesecake is served in the RIT dining halls but can’t compare to that found this afternoon on South Avenue. Besides, as Rachel remarked, cheesecake contains cheese so it must be a little healthy.

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Third Year RIT engineering students (l-r) Rachel Tassoni, Lyndsey Siganowich and Melissa Zender. Hey, cheesecake has cheese in it and cheese is good for you.

My slice was chocolate.

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David Kramer getting sample. Photo: Cheesy Eddie’s fan

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David Kramer With BG. [Photo: John Baker]



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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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