Sandwiches hug their ingredients between pieces of bread with a tenderness that the Hamburglar never showed his children. Save fresh sandwiches from a life of crime with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a meal for two at Cosi, with two Lexington locations (up to a $24.45 total value). The meal includes:
• Two entrees of $6.99 or less (guest may upgrade for more expensive entrees from the menu)
• Two drinks (a $1.79 value per drink)
• S'more dessert for two (a $6.89 value)
Cosi's lunch and dinner artisans bake their signature flatbread over an open-flame hearth, creating an edible canvas for sandwiches and pizzas, as well as a delicious side for soups and salads. The T.B.M., an acronym that remains undeciphered, spells out "Italian pride" with tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella, spritzed with Cosi's signature vinaigrette and bookended with warm flatbread. The tandoori chicken sandwich's spiced grilled chicken breast with red peppers whispers tasty tales of Eastern flavor, and Cosi's Cobb salad mingles mixed greens with the familiar flavors of grilled chicken breast, bacon, and gorgonzola cheese in a sherry-shallot vinaigrette. Meals for two end sweetly with a s'more meant for sharing. Cosi campers roast their own mallows over a tabletop fire pit, then sandwich the sugar cloud with chocolate and graham crackers before dragging their sleeping bags into the kitchen for a night's rest.
An open-flame hearth is at the heart of Cosi's kitchen space, giving sandwiches and pizzas their toasty crunch. But there's a lot more to the menu than what happens under the flame. The T.B.M. sandwich piles tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella inside warm flatbread and the tandoori chicken sandwich brightens up grilled chicken breast with red peppers. Even salads are hearty meals here, with choices such as the cobb mixing greens with grilled chicken breast, bacon, and gorgonzola in a sherry-shallot vinaigrette. The crown on top of any meal here is undoubtedly the s'mores, in which two to four diners roast their own marshmallows over a tabletop fire pit, then sandwich the sugar cloud with chocolate and graham crackers before dragging their sleeping bags into the kitchen for a night's rest.