NewsJanuary 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

Saxbys Tries, Fails To Be Trendy

Though we laud Saxbys’ effort to appeal to the celiacs and gluten free fetishists among us, this sign is a sight for sore stomachs. It’s with a heavy heart (and a slightly less dazzling bedazzled mug) that we say: Saxbys–do less.

FeaturesNovember 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Punch It: Your Guide To Punchcards At Penn

We get it: if you’re going to trudge through the same campus coffee shops and eateries day in and day out, you want the most bang for your buck. To help you with that goal, we’ve rounded up all the punchcards in our area to help make you a more efficient eater, drinker and nosher. Have any that we’ve missed? Do share!

Auntie Annies: Buy six pretzels, pretzel sticks or pretzel dogs and get the seventh free!
Insider tip: Use one of the many coupons they hand out around campus to make those six pretzels cost more like five or four.

Café Prima (in Harrison College House): Purchase nine cafe drinks or DVD rentals, get the 10th free.
Insider tip: Be sure to remember to punch for DVD rentals; they’re cheaper than drinks!

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ShutterButtonOctober 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm

ShutterButton: What A Braveheart

Spotted outside of Saxby’s: this lovely airbrushed vanity plate declaring the services of one (1) bagpiper for hire. Stick bag in your pipe and smoke it! (Note to self: Never say that ever again.)

NewsOctober 4, 2011 at 10:04 am

Saxbys Gets Sex(b)y

Hey, look! We found a Craigslist Missed Connection that isn’t bat-shit psycho and might actually be about you! Or you! Or…yue! (sorry boys, but not you):

This poetic homage to what could have been was posted in the m4w section on 10/2, so if you were getting yourself a little hangover pick-me-up and caught the eye of some 27-year-old dude (grad student? construction worker? OMG, the possibilities), maybe you should send this poor guy an email. He thinks your eyes are beautiful and wants to have sex with you buy you coffee.

NewsSeptember 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

You Need A Bedazzled Saxbys Mug

It’s $14 and also comes in red, pink and green. You need one. Don’t ask questions, asshole.

NewsSeptember 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

The Outlets In Saxbys Are Gone

Or, in other words, fuuuuuuuuuck. The man behind the counter says it’s because someone tripped over a cord “or something.” One outlet works on the outside patio, which will be super-convenient when it’s snowing. To those looking to study around 40th and Spruce: there’s always the Dental library!

Ashley Hebert Is Playing Hide-And-Go-Seek With Us— Homegirl was spotted again today, this time in Saxby's of all places! Unfortunately, when we inquired about her visit, the barista confessed he'd never heard of the Bachelorette. Cue any joke about Saxby's lacking culture. If anyone sees her, send a picture already!
NewsSeptember 9, 2010 at 10:05 am

Naked Chocolate Is Naked No More

Naked Chocolate is changing ownership and changing its name! Taking a hint from Saxby’s and Claudia Cohen Hall, the new Artisserie Chocolate Café doesn’t appear to be drastically different from its predecessor. However, Meal Ticket reports that the new owner, Eli Mordechai, will be introducing more savory options to the chocolaty menu. Is this the foodie equivalent of putting some clothes on?

Campusand  CityNovember 8, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Becoz We Need Caffeine

After a successful Homecoming, dutiful Penn students swarmed to Van Pelt, FFA and the like to catch up on all the work they didn’t do earlier in the weekend. For those who wanted to stay close to their off-campus digs, Van Pelt West Saxby’s was an obvious choice… until they stopped serving coffee circa 2 p.m. At least they posted this awesome sign:

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UncategorizedMay 12, 2009 at 9:47 am

More Fro-Yo, Yo

Forgive us for the recent abundance of frozen yogurt coverage, but we have yet another soft serve update. Saxby’s is now serving up the stuff. The allegedly nonfat yogurt is surprisingly creamy and slightly tart. As the Buck’s replacement on 40th and Locust, Saxby’s has had some less than favorable reviews, but we suspect the icy new addition will up the coffee shop’s ante.