Like they do everything else! With the support of it’s painfully 90s-era look and not-so-good food, Panera purchased local bakery chain Tatte . I like Tatte quite a bit, and I hate to think of the Panera-zation of it. Beside the baked goods, I like the quirkiness of the place. I don’t want Panera to come in to sterilize it. Tatte’s uniqueness, despite multiple locations, makes it stand out from other bakeries around town. Please don’t fuck it up by turning it into another McDonald’s-of-shitty-bakeries.
These ass-hats who stopped going to Chipotle are ass-hats for two big reasons:
- Burrito bowls are fucking awesome.
- You have a greater chance of hopping in your Delorean, going back to last Saturday, and winning that $1.3 billion Powerball than getting sick at Chipotle.*
While I benefit from the shorter lines each time I go in for a bowl, I get sad living in a world filled with these people who won’t go back. In the preceding years, few had major health-related issues with the place (excluding Diabetes), and there is no reason to think this is nothing more than bad luck (and a sick employee).
*I just made this fact up. Please consult your physician before making any changes in your burrito-filled diet.
The thumb-looking host of that shit-show handed us this ooey, gooey prediction about the coming year in food:
It looks like gourmet donuts will be one of the trends to look for in 2016, along with cold-pressed juices and breakfast burritos.
This line might have been prophetic on the first day of 2006, but probably not so much in 2016.
Will I go back? Absolutely. The Classic Secret Burger (now a regular menu item and not-so-secret) made it high up in my list of great burgers. It’s pretty close to JM Curley’s griddled burger, earning high marks from two of my favorite carnivores, Pigtrip and Boston Burger Blog.
Alden & Harlow
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Brattle Square, Harvard Square