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2B - Thursday, October 6, 2011

Each week, one Ann Arbor staple menu item becomes a
battlefield as Daily Arts editors butt heads over
which restaurant makes it best.


777 North University Avenue
Plain bagels can be boring, but Panera's
version of this food item is delicious. The
bagel is perfectly toasted so that it's crisp
on the outside but chewy on the inside.
The cream cheese is mercifully spread-
able and tasty. All the awkwardness that's
usually associated with a normal slab of
cold cream cheese is nowhere to be found
709 North University Avenue
With a lightly crispy outside to comple-
ment the thick and soft interior, Brueg-
ger's gets it right with its homemade
bagels. Throw in some signature cream
cheese, with just the right balance of
savory and sweet, and this becomes
a nicely satisfying breakfast or filling
snack. It's cheap, too, ringing in at only
$1.05 includingtax.

3711 Plaza Drive
Zingerman's doesn't serve plain bagels.
Zingerman's Bakehouse makes a 1610 tra-
ditional bagel which, despite its crisp crust
and chewy innards, is bland. What sets this
classic apart is the cream cheese. Made by
hand at Zingerman's Creamery, the fluffy
spread, with its light milky flavor, adds
enough zest to the plainest of plain bagels to
make it an ideal part of any Sunday brunch.
530 South State Street
From your mouth's perspective, the
bagel is fine. It's dense and chewy with a
nice crust. But our eyes sense something
is wrong - there is no hole in the center!
Even if we could overlook this amateur
mistake, we can't forgive the smattering
of nothing-special cream cheese, which is
especially insulting when the pair tallies
up to $1.99.

B-SIde Buzz
Micheal Louis O'Dell Jr.
Get Your Game On employee
Describe your dream wedding.
I don't think I can answer that. Cheap?
Would you ever get married in Ann Arbor?
Possibly? Hard to answer that, too.
If you were going to get married in Ann Arbor, where would
it be?
Do you have anything else you want to say?
Is it over?
Excerpts are taken from the B-Side Buzz video,
which can be found on MichiganDaily.com.
Interview by Leah Burgin



And the winner is: Zingerman's




If there's one conclusion to be
drawn after listening to Drake's
"Club Paradise," it's this: Drizzy
is a little
Keep- W
ing on with aub Paradise
the heavy
lyricism, Drake
absence of
hooks and Young Money
R&B road that Take Care seems
to be cruising down, "Club Para-
dise" is another self-conscious
diatribe about Drake's internal
wrestle with fame andthe colos-
sal expectations of his sopho-
more album. A burner, not a
banger ("Over" or "Forever"this
is not), it's debatable whether it
will ever see the light of day on,
the radio. Drooling Drake fans
expecting the next "Best I Ever
Had"will be a little stumped.
Over a spare 808 and some

"Breaking Bad" is known for
gruesome intensity and diaboli-
cal plotting, building intricate
story struc-
tures that lead
to jaw-on-the-
floor climaxes. "End limes"
As the series
wraps its Breaking Bad
season, these AMC
tics move it to new extremes,
burning bridges as its creators
set up its last chapter.
We've seen chemistry teach-
er-turned-meth cooker Wal-
ter White (Bryan Cranston,
"Drive") shatter his relation-
ship with assistant Jesse Pink-
man (Aaron Paul, "Big Love"),
losing him to their sociopath
boss, drug distributor Gus Fring
(Giancarlo Esposito, "Rabbit
Hole"). White, who's worthless
to Fring now that Pinkman can


moody electronic undercur-
rents, Drake raps diary-style
about everything from keep-
ing promises to his mother, to
knowing strippers' real names,
to fucking up the "double-cheek
kiss" at Fashion Week. For

such a self-centered rapper, it's
remarkable that he can remain
a relatable and sympathetic fig-
ure. But that's the thing about
Drake - he's so damn sincere,
you can't help liking the guy.

Six unemployed guys +
One unexpected way to earn money =of Human Greed and Betrayal
An evening of unlimited laughter & fun

cook his own meth, stays con- the child ofPinkman'sgirlfriend
descending. Flashbacks have us using Walt's favorite chemicals,
sympathizing with Fring. Now, it's Walt's move. As he
But now, he's made his move assembles his homemade explo-
against White, turning his pro- sives, we're left eagerly antici-
tege against him in a calculated pating the season finale.
gamble that involves poisoning -DAVID TAO
With swishing cloaks, and "Independence Day," is
glimpses of beheadings and taking a step outside of his
ominous music that crescen- comfort zone to deliver what
dos as the trailer reaches fever looks to be a richly layered
pitch, film to delight English majors
director and conspiracy lovers alike -
Roland the idea that one of the most
Emm- Aoy =S =S recognizable "geniuses" in
erich's literary history was a fraud is
"Anony- Columbia enough to make hearts race
mous" and, at the very least, encour-
promises.to be a thrilling, ifa age us to question what we
touch cerebral, film about the have been told. Eerie and
conspiracies surroundingWil- captivating, the trailer teases
liam Shakespeare's writings in with just the right amount of
the 16th century. Emmerich, intrigue. Hopefully the film
known for disaster-epics such pans out as well.
as "The Day After Tomorrow" -MACKENZIE METER


Book by Terrence McNally « Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Department of Musical Theatre * Recommendedformature audiences


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