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“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.
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