(photo from L.A. Times)
I have to admit I'm intrigued by the Cheesecake Factory's new RockSugar concept opening in Century City June 19. This L.A. Times story describes the restaurant's pan-Asian approach which will surely result in sweet chili sauce, sweet crispy shrimp, and other varieties of sugary soy-flavored food. The L.A. Times seems to imply that the Cheesecake Factory invented the Shaking Beef "concoction" -- but of course it's the signature dish at San Francisco's Slanted Door, which the article references as an influence on RockSugar. I'd try it, though. It couldn't be worse than the Cheesecake Factory, right?