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Au Bon Pain - A Boston Institution

2/26/2008 12:08:00 PM
I was reading my Sunday Globe as usual this weekend and a short article about kitchen tools caught my eye. Not because of the tools, but because of the person recommending them. It was Thomas John, executive chef for Au Bon Pain. Apparently the guy lives in the boston area (Newton).

Pardon my ignorance, but I had no idea that ABP was a Boston company. So I did a little digging. Turns out Au Bon Pain was founded as a bread and sandwich company in 1978 in Faneuil Hall Marketplace (here).

You learn something new about Boston every day (especially if you read my blog!). What's more, I basically eat ABP everyday for lunch because I usually have to grab something quick and head back to the office to eat at my desk. I ate Subway for a while, and then Souper Salad for a while, but it all got pretty old.

I've been on an ABP kick for the last couple of weeks and it's been pretty good. After I finish this post, I'm off to grab a roast beef & brie sandwich with jalapeno mayo. YUM.

PS. If anyone knows of a good place to get quick food in the Boylston St & Berkeley St area, let me know. I'm open to suggestions.

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4 Response to "Au Bon Pain - A Boston Institution"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Hey man,

    You should try something called cooking :-) It's a good daily therapy (or every other day) and you save money to spend on culture. Try it.. :-)


    Posted on 2/26/08, 4:53 PM

  2. Anonymous Said,

    The Park Square Cafe isn't too bad. The prices used to be pretty reasonable; can't speak for them lately. Just walk down the long corridor in the Park Square Building just past the Souper Salad.

    Posted on 2/26/08, 7:37 PM

  3. Anonymous Said,

    VIGA!!!! On Columbus kinda across the way from Smith & Wollensky's. AMAZING sandwiches. My fave is the Pavarotti. and the Tuscany. and the bread is awesome. AND they have pizza and pasta. the place rocks...but warning, during lunch hours there is a line way out the door.

    Posted on 2/27/08, 9:53 AM

  4. Dan Dan Said,

    If you're willing to make the trek down to Tremont, you're in food heaven. For faster food, there's Picco and Emilio's, but you could also high roll it at Sibling Rivalry or relax at Beehive. All have great food!

    Posted on 2/27/08, 10:31 AM


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