Tonight, we tried going to this new place in town called The Cheesecake Factory. The place looks like a palace. However, there was no parking and the crowd was enormous. The line just to get our name down was about 25 people deep. I asked one family how long they were waiting, and with frustrated looks on their faces, they said, ‘it’s been about an hour now.’ We took off and made a quick reservation at the tried-and-true Beni-hana (formerly the Samurai), and we were seated within 20 minutes of our arrival. I had a similar experience with Bahama Breeze…another one of those “sensational” restaurants that are quickly reaching into the American pocket. Solution: take reservations people!! Friday’s, Olive Garden, Bob Evans….if it’s busy, why wait! You’d starve by the time you were seated!