I found a blogger’s home away from home at Panera Bread and it’s habit-forming. Denise likes to do her shopping in Rocklin and I like to spend time with Denise, so we drive down, she drops me off at Panera and she does her thing, while I do mine. Then, we usually get a bite to eat at a taqueria or barbecue joint.
Denise and I learned to love Panera when we visited Emma in Chapel Hill. Because it was overcast or raining the entire time we were there and Emma worked all day, Denise and I spent a considerable amount of time in the comfortable environs that are Panera, catching up on email, eBaying, blogging or just chatting over a hot, caffeinated beverage.
Panera’s baked goods are way better than our local fare at Flour Garden, the coffee is almost as good as Java John’s (still the reigning king) and the WiFi is free. Our local Starbucks is a bit cramped and they only offer TMobile. The music is usually good, but Panera is always playing my kind of jazz, the temperature indoors is just right and, if it’s a beautiful day, I can get reception out on the patio. Well, that’s about it… I have to get up to refill my mug.
This just in… it’s cooled down to about 85º, so I’ve moved outside and getting 5bars… this place is awesome. I’ll try after hours sometime to see if I can log on.
boy, those Panera Bread restaurants are popping up all over! Ours just opened (in beautiful Longmont, CO) Good food, too!
Hey, Diane… they are comfortable and yesterday they kept plying me with their new “designer pizza” and it was wonderful. Since I was there for four hours, I had the equivalent of about a third of a pizza 🙂
dang! I’d better get over there and try some myself! 🙂
PS loved your link to burritos/Mexican food!
We just had one open down the street . . will have to give it a try!
and this is in Roseville? Where in Roseville?
Hellooooooo, ladies. It’s yummy… the one I was at is by the WalMart and Sam’s Club on Pleasant Grove Blvd off of Hwy 65… it’s next to Kinder’s Barbecue.
Listening to Here She Comes Now by The Velvet Underground on the Technicolor Web of Sound:
the grilled beef salad is yuuummmmmeeeeeee!
My ol’ ladyyyyy, er, I mean Denise made an awesome Mexican grilled chicken salad tonight and roasted some green chiles… I laid one in a tortilla with some cheddar and pepper jack cheese and grilled it.
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