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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Picking up a meal from Giant Eagle

Rainy, cool days like today put me in the mood for soup, and luckily Giant Eagle is doing all the work for me.

Through Wednesday, with your Giant Eagle Advantage Card, you can pick up a 24 oz. container of soup, a 10 oz. container of salad, an Old World French baguette and a 1.5 liter of Pepsi for just $6.49 -- the price of the soup alone.

This deal is a TOTAL steal, and very tasty. I've had the chili and chicken noodle soup, and today I'm trying out the chicken tortilla soup, which I have heard is delicious.

I'm not sure if the deal is good at all Giant Eagle locations, but it is on at the Mentor and Willoughby stores.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Ice cream good enough for the vice president

During the summer, former co-worker Dom Anselmo and I went to Chagrin Falls to get some Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. It. Was. Incredible. We reviewed the ice cream on this blog, and even just talking about it now makes me want to go back for some more.

If our blog post didn't convince you that the ice cream is amazing and you have to try it, consider that Vice President Joe Biden tasted it this week during his visit to Central Ohio (where Jeni's is based).

Jay LePrete/Associated Press
Vice President Joe Biden enjoys a double scoop ice cream
cone from Jeni Britton Bauer, owner of Jeni's Splendid Ice
Creams, at the North Market in Columbus on Thursday.
From The Associated Press:
Vice President Joe Biden took in some local fare as he stopped at an indoor farmer’s market during a visit to central Ohio.
Biden noshed on locally made Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams during the brief stop at North Market in downtown Columbus, ordering vanilla and dark chocolate flavors in a waffle cone and chatting with owner Jeni Britton Bauer.
Biden, accompanied by Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, also talked with employees and shoppers inside the market and sampled some popcorn and a Belgian waffle.
Biden was in Ohio to talk about college affordability at a separate event held at a suburban high school earlier in the day.
Later Thursday, he planned to attend a fundraising event at the Athletic Club of Columbus.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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