Posts Tagged ‘Starbucks’

Taking its cue from Starbucks, Panera Bread is beginning to pop up everywhere. The bakery/cafe will now open two more stores in the Syracuse area by the fall. One store will be opening in Auburn, but the location most SU students will care about is at Carousel Mall. Set to open Sept. 26, the Panera Bread in Carousel will be located on the first floor right across from Ruby Tuesday. Besides the fact that this opening will add another chain restaurant to Syracuse, there are three more reasons Jerk believes that a Syracuse Panera Bread is a good option.

Healthier options in the mall: When you go to Carousel for the day, your only options for lunch/dinner are fast and greasy food. Panera Bread offers fresh salads and lean sandwiches for those of us watching and caring about what we eat.

Warm soup on cold days: The soup options at Panera Bread are to die for, especially during the winter. A warm bowl of soup is usually just the thing I need when there is a blizzard brewing outside. While all the soups are good, the classic Chicken Noodle always does the trick and it is even better inside a bread bowl.

Free food: Or samples–call them what you like. Instead of going to the Chinese place for disgusting chicken, head over to Panera Bread. They always have a bowl for bread samples in the front of the store. If you need a little energy while shopping, take a piece or two and you’re good to go.

-Nicole Fisher
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It took officials six years to catch these thieves. Ronald Mancuso and Sean McGuigan, two Syracuse natives, stole $2.9 million from the city of Syracuse. Instead of simply breaking into a bank, taking the money and bailing, it took these two a little longer to fill their piggy banks. Collecting their loot during the late hours of the night, Mancuso and McGuigan smashed parking meters and collected the coins. Now fighting a lawsuit by the city, Jerk wonders what these two guys were planning on using the money for. Here are a couple ideas we came up with, if we had $2.9 million burning in our pockets:

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Don’t Close Borders!

Posted: February 23, 2011 by jerkmagblog in VAULT -- archives
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This is not just a blog post. This is a call to arms. Approximately 30 percent of Borders stores will close nationwide, a result of the company’s recent bankruptcy. The one at Carousel Center will close sometime in March.  As a child, I learned to love books among Border’s shelves. I remember analyzing my dreams in the self-help section and giggling at the Kama Sutra with pre-teen friends. (more…)

My last post about guiltless beverages covered booze. This time, I’m talking about my other guilty pleasure: Starbucks. Let’s be real. Despite Starbuck’s ridiculous prices, it’s pretty damn tasty. I only let myself splurge on it once a week, but it takes a lot of self-control to veer away from the green awning as I’m walking down Marshall Street.

Did you know that a Grande Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha has 520 calories, 71 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of saturated fat?  Holy shit! You might as well go to McDonalds, buy a double cheeseburger, and cover it in handfuls of sugar. Literally. They are pretty much from the same calorie-saturated womb.

But don’t fear! You can still enjoy Starbucks without feeling like a McFatty. Starbucks has a list of beverages with fewer than 200 calories. My favorite is the Caramel Frappuccino Light Blended Coffee, but check out the list and try them for yourself. Shots up! (Espresso shots, that is…)

~Alicia Smith

“Zeroes are important. A million seconds ago was last week. A billion seconds ago, Richard Nixon resigned the presidency. A trillion seconds ago was 30,000 BC, and early humans were using stone tools. America’s national debt is now $7.5 trillion, and it’s skyrocketing, even as America’s population ages. There will never be a better time to start paying off this crippling debt than today.”

-Denis Hayes, courtesy of “Starbucks: The Way I See It”