Name: Sabrina Davis.
Restaurant: Mr. Cheesecake, 1128 30th Ave W.
Contact Info: 941-747-5955, www.mrcheesecakeinc.com
Hours: Tue - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Sat, 9am - 3pm; Sun, Mon, closed
Specialty: New York style cheesecake.
How long have you been cooking? I’ve been baking for about 15 years. I ran 7 different bakeries in Maryland before I moved here a year ago and took over Mr. Cheesecake.
Do you cook at home? Yes.
What is your favorite comfort food? Philly cheese steak sandwiches.
Other than your restaurant, where else do you like to eat? I’ve been here for about a year, but I haven’t had a chance to eat out very much. Funny enough, my favorite restaurant up north is The Cheesecake Factory, but we don’t have one of those in Bradenton. I look forward to getting a chance to try some of the local restaurants.
A message from Chef Sabrina: I would like to get the word out that we make a lot more than just cheesecake here. We do all variety of cakes, including wedding cakes, as well as pies and other pastries. We really like to get creative, too. We’re willing to bake just about anything. For instance, I’ve made a 3D shark cake and a spinning roulette wheel. Pretty much the only thing we don’t bake here is bread – at least not yet.
Other information: I’m hoping to eventually expand Mr. Cheesecake into a café that serves breakfast and lunch. We’re still working on getting the ball rolling, but hopefully in the next three to six months we’ll be heading in that direction.