Panera is a soup, sandwich, and salad spot, and we have no shortage of those in this city, do we? But Panera's allure is in the finely-crafted carbohydrates and the endless combinations their "You Pick Two" option offers. A Fuji Apple Chicken salad and an Asiago Roast Beef sandwich, and choice of a bread or fruit? The possibilities are overwhelming! Plus, it's packaged all pretty and stuff, which is more than we can say for our bodega's offerings.
Also: Così sucks. Fact.