Monday, February 21, 2011


We happened into Cosi quite randomly really. With no intention to actually eat there, we found ourselves starving after a full morning of protesting (it really takes a lot out of you). Wandering down state street, we passed restaurant after restaurant stuffed full of other protesters. Approaching Cosi, we saw some empty tables and took advantage! I had been there once years earlier and didn't remember much about it; except that it was a lot like Panera. And it WAS like Panera. But first, I should tell you that it also appeared to be a Scott Walker support hang out (eek). We looked around and saw far too many signs in solidarity with our squirrel-y governor. We preferred signs like these. Brave souls that we were we felt the midwestern civility would prevail. Plus, we were starving.

I'm realizing that this post is not really about Cosi. But honestly, there is not all that much to say. Food options were mostly soups, salads, and sandwiches. They had plenty for vegetarians and meat eaters alike and the food tasted fresh and tasty. We both ordered sandwiches (me a tuscan pesto chicken) and it was good, especially the bread, but then again, anything panini-ed is a win in my book. Prices were good, service was speedy (despite a super busy dining room) and overall, it was a nice place to stop for lunch. But, it definitely feels like a chain and there is nothing outstanding about their food. So, bottom line is, hungry protesters can't be all that choosy.

1 comment:

  1. Right on. Can't imagine any other time we'd end up in a Quaker Steak & Lube by choice. ;)