Verge presents dinner and a movie

Daniel Davis

“Cosi”761 Lancaster AveBryn Mawr, PA 19010610-520-5208

Interested in finding some of the best tasting and healthiest foods in the area? The resolution to such a dilemma is Cosi, right next to TLA Video and Bertuccis in Bryn Mawr.

Cosi offers a delicious line of sandwiches and salads that will intrigue all Subway and Quizno lovers. Though a miniscule selection, the menu provides a sundry of styles to its categories (sandwiches/salads/coffees). The meals usually run around $7 and should be enough food to satisfy an appetite, not a famine.

Each meal comes with a choice of a bag of chips or carrots, and at the end of its “assembly line,” Cosi has a nice mix of drinks to offer anyone looking for something sweet to satiate their thirst. And if all this doesn’t interest you, arrive at Cosi late night for some of their famous s’mores. This fabulous dessert is absolutely marvelous to engage in and provides a fun atmosphere for a group, family, or just s’mores for two.

The employees are relatively efficient in preparing foods and interested in helping as many customers as quickly as possible. A vivacious environment, Cosi is bursting with buoyant customers (a huge hangout spot for students and businessmen).

This popular lunchtime restaurant is well-lit during midday and cave-like during late evening. A single light sways over each table, usually not supplying sufficient radiance.

Upon entering Cosi, the temptation aroused by the aroma of freshly cooked bread tantalizes my senses and lures me over to the Signature Sample Cosi Bread (it is splendid). After eating my fair share of sample pieces (4-5), I requested the Pesto Chicken with a bag of carrots. Then, I chose the freshly squeezed and extremely sugary lemonade that I would soon enjoy.

After sitting, I engulfed the sandwich, drowned in the lemonade and nibbled at the fresh carrots. Those tasty morsels vanished quicker than they were created and were a great stomach-filler.

From someone who has single-handedly tasted everything on their menu, I would recommend just about everything. Yeah it’s healthy, but the food is remarkably good nonetheless. All sandwiches (with that scrumptious bread) are fresh and taste great.

The best is arriving there for dessert; if you haven’t already tried it, go to Cosi’s and sample their superb s’mores. Whatever the case may be, stop at Cosi for a delicious dessert or marvelous meal.

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”Comedy/RomanceStarring: Jim Carrey, KateWinslet, Kirsten DunstRated RRunning Time: 1 hr., 48 min.

Looking for one of this year’s top five rentals? “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” quenches the thirst of any movie connoisseur or anyone looking for a unique, fresh story. A majority of viewers prefer movies that require little thinking, but if you’re in the mood to ponder and consider possibilities, this movie rivets you to your seat and inspires the “what if” thoughts. The movie can be confusing at times, but comes full circle in the end.

Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) is a man lost in a world of his own. So much seems to be out of place and portions of his life are an overwhelming ennui. One day, humble and routine Joel Barish skips work to follow his gut instinct and race to Montauk, N.Y. He thinks maybe there he can find what he’s looking for.

On his journey, he finds Clementine (Kate Winslet), an overfriendly, yet seemingly familiar female who takes interest in Joel from the moment their eyes meet. The train ride produces a friendship between the two, and the timid Joel and outgoing Clementine decide on a relationship. Then the opening credits roll. What an interesting introduction, but that is only the beginning to this contorted and deep movie.

Throughout the rest of the movie, we relive Joel’s interractions with Clementine, which appear like one-time flings. Shocked, Joel discovers that Clementine wants to erase him from her memory, so he decides to do the same.

For a good while, we follow Joel and Clementine’s past relationship and the memories they lived. From the good to the bad, Joel rediscovers his love for Clementine and tries to reverse the process. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” makes you want to appreciate your loved ones for their quirks and to remember to never stop loving them, because once you lose them, they’re gone, forever.

Jim Carrey’s performance in this piece is absolutely remarkable, and we get to see him in a role like never before. His dramatic and emotional acting really grabs the attention of the audience and makes you pity him because of his timidity. Modest Joel Barish seems to just want to love someone and after he realizes what he had was love, and that he might lose it. This one mistake will affect his future, forever. We wouldn’t want that to happen for us, so our relation to this well-developed character is easy and can easily pull us in as viewers.

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is the type of movie you want to watch together so you are able to reflect and appreciate each other and to allow yourselves to never under-appreciate what you have.