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Capital City Cheesecake to Open on Saturday

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It's about a month later than originally thought, but Capital City Cheesecake will be making its brick-and-mortar debut on Saturday in Takoma Park with an expanded concept and lots of free samples.

"They have added to their original concept by hiring chef Annette Ryan who will prepare lunch items like salads, pasta salads and sandwiches as well as bagels baked on premises," e-mails Laura Barclay, who's handling PR chores for sisters and CCC founders Caitlin and Meaghan Murphy.

Wait, did she just say fresh bagels baked on premise? In Takoma Park, the town that thrives on organic produce, vegan-Korean fare and old hippie ideals? Be still my carb-craving heart!

No worries, though. CCC will still be a cheesecake factory of much gentler proportions. Pastry chef Caitlin Murphy will continue to crank out the cheesecakes on which the former online shop has made its reputation. You can buy them by the slice or in miniature form or in the standard 9-inch rounds. The shop is even launching what it's calling a "cheesecake truffle," which is a small bite of cheesecake dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut, pecans, or pistachios.

What else will be on the menu at CCC? How 'bout muffins, sticky buns, yogurt parfaits, and waffles,served for both breakfast and lunch. There will be fair trade coffee, too, from PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. based in Topeka, Kan., which only makes sense. I'm not sure the town's Prius class-consciousness could stand anything less. (Hey, I'm not beating up TP; I live there.)

Saturday's grand opening schedule is after the jump.

Capital City Cheesecake Grand Opening Schedule

9 a.m.: Ribbon cutting and muffin samples

9  to 10:30 a.m.:  muffin samples

11 a.m.:  door prize giveaway: dozen muffins with free delivery

11 to 11:30 a.m.: Meet chef Annette Ryan and vote for new bagel spreads and toppings

Noon to 2 p.m.: Music, vegan samples, chocolate samples

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.:  Face painting

2 p.m.: Door prize giveaway: free lunch

3 to 3:30 p.m.: Meet our head pastry chef Caitlin Murphy and vote for new cheesecake flavors and toppings

5 p.m.: Door prize giveaway: dozen cheesecake truffles with free delivery

5:30 to 6 p.m.: Cheesecake truffle samples

6:30 to  7 p.m.:  Miniature cheesecake samples

7:30 p.m.: Door prize: 9” original cheesecake with strawberry/blueberry fruit sauce

Capital City Cheesecake, 7071 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park

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  1. #1

    Some friends and I went on Saturday, they only had the mini-cheesecakes and things were a bit hectic, but both the cookies and cream and the red velvet flavors that I had were quite good.

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