The Cheesecake Factory will halve the price of its cheesecake slices (one per dine-in customer) on July 30, National Cheesecake Day. Also that day: the introduction of the Oreo Dream Extreme cheesecake (that's it, there to the right): vanilla cheesecake with Oreos layered with fudge cake and Oreo mousse, topped with milk chocolate icing. 4400 Sharon Road; 704-770-0076.
Tapas to tacos, foie gras to fries, Helen Schwab has written about food in and around Charlotte for more than 20 years. Her related experience includes traveling (pizza in Naples to pizza in New York), waitressing (she understands about tipping from both sides), journalism (a B.S. from Northwestern University), and cooking at home, the less said about which the better.