I go to Panera a lot by myself now that I’m out here. Actually, I went a lot by myself back home. The black bean soup with baguette, nutty chocolate chipper, and diet coke with lemon continues to be my favorite little treat.
It doesn’t really sadden me to go it alone, though I do miss my Panera outings with my Flickr friends and other compendres. I’m so glad they have it out here (even though it is just one location…though they are expanding). It’s nice to have a place that always looks and feels familiar and reminds me of home.