It’s that time of year again! While we salute those of you who partake in March Madness in the traditional sense, sometimes bringing the bracket a little closer to home is nice. (The Quakers aren’t in the tourney this year, are they?) Regardless of whether or not you made your predictions in the DP’s Bracket Challenge, UTB has an eclectic assortment of eateries, emails and A-Guts to battle it out to the bitter end. This is strictly biz, we don’t play around – a winner will be crowned within mere days. (Will it beat the Fling announcement?) Click the jump to meet our glamorous contestants and cast your votes for Round 1! Read the rest of this entry »
And just like that, the two Au Bon Pains (Aux Bons Pains?) in Huntsman were cleared out this week to make room for the new farm-to-fork cafés arriving in August. “Not enough selection and long lines,” Wharton said of the fast-casual eatery. “Why does this egg sandwich taste like kitty litter?” we asked of the often disappointing lunch spot.
In closing, Comic Sans is probably not the way you want to be remembered, ABP.
The DP today says that there’s a chance chametz-haven ABP could be kicked out of Huntsman in 2012. What could possibly go in its place? What other restaurant can fuel MBAs and offer such amenities as being totally easy to steal from?
If ABP stays, the article says, we’d get a make-your-own salad bar, coconut water, and new seating, in addition to vague stuff like “delicious food” and “engaging service.” Since ABP has recently replaced the chilled lattes with some bullshit lemonade, we’re really not sure of their chances at this point.
What do you think?
Remember that Mike Jones song, “Still Tippin”? We hope it gets stuck in your head and its chorus acts as a little string on your finger that reminds you to always send us cool info. Houston rap: chopped and screwed and so helpful! Recently, you readers were tippin’ that Au Bon Pain added tasty frozen watermelon lemonade to its menu, so needless to say (more like seedless to say lol), we had to investigate.
We were surprised to learn they use real watermelons chunks. We know this because we had to retrieve them from the fruit shelf. Not that we’re complaining – we are more than willing to cooperate in the creation of a potentially delicious beverage – but we did kind of think the watermelon flavor would be more like this.
Once we got over that disappointment, we were so happy to discover that this stuff is really good! Read the rest of this entry »
Why pay for coffee when stealing from Au Bon Pain is just so easy? Now that the majority of Penn students have fled campus, using your ABP five-finger discount is kind of tough (sans the between-class rush and whatnot). Well, for those of you unwilling to pay for anything ABP, your day has come: head to the Hunstman Hall location for free iced coffee tomorrow starting at 2 p.m. And who knows, maybe the free coffee will lure a big enough crowd so you can pilfer some chocolate croissants.