Panera's newest beverage is a gussied-up hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, salted caramel syrup, and chocolate chip marshmallows.
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After playing around with recipes for a few years, Panera has finally released their new Red Velvet Crinkle Cookie. The head baker describes it as "the perfect cookie", but how does it really measure up?
I've tried Panera's coffee, bagels, and smoothies before with results that were mixed leaning toward good, but until last week I'd never eaten one of their sandwiches. For $9, Panera's new Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Panini comes with turkey breast, garlic-herb cheese spread, cranberry mostarda, and baby spinach on ciabatta. But is it really worth $9?
National and local chains roll out their versions of the lobster roll. It's a bold choice; lobster meat needs to be served reasonably soon after it's been cooked, and it is subject to some cost fluctuations over the course of the season. So which big chains are serving up mass-market lobster rolls? Are they anywhere close to those served at our favorite roadside Maine seafood shacks? Turns out, one is.
One of the country's largest purveyors of "artisan breads" has just landed on Fifth Avenue. The shelves of the city's latest Panera Bread restaurant are stocked with about two dozen different loaves, as well as bagels and a wide variety of pastries. But that leads to a question: what, exactly, is artisan bread?
At left: bogels; at right, a muffy. muf·fy n. A muffin top, sold as a single baked good at Panera. bog·el n. A chunk of Cinnamon Crunch bagel dough, fashioned into a bagel hole, sold in packs of six...