||Everything to everyone.
Isn't that the old adage? What the hell is an adage anyway? And what
kind of place serves muffins, gourmet sandwiches, cake and pizza?
More and more places, so it seems. Why put all your eggs in one basket?
Instead of Bagel Nosh, you can be Bread and Stuff on Bread with Cake
and Ice Cream Too! Granted, you could be a little more subtle with
the name, but you don't want to paint yourself into a singular corner
with a name like, say, Pizza Hut or Hot Dog on a Stick. Instead, like
Teresa's, you can throw everything against the wall and see what sticks.
Ultimately this is a sandwich place, and can't compete with the giant
lunch smorgasbord joints with their sushi and football field sized
salad bars, but if you're going to do a few things, you might as well
do them well. Their sandwiches-the turkey and brie in particular-are
really pretty good. The pizza is not the worst in the world, and their
bagels are passable with a Diet Coke and a hangover. The proximity
to work certainly doesn't hurt, but neither does the nice variety
of choices and broad menu of stuff on bread. [MF]