Holiday Foods and Drinks to Enjoy across the GMRENCEN

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; time for cozy coffees, wonderful foods and quality time with loved ones. The GMRENCEN is already in the holiday spirit and your favorite tenants have all kinds of seasonal specials for you and guests to enjoy.


Bread baked with love from Panera Bread




Panera Bread is known for their breads, baked goods and delicious desserts. Here just for the holiday season try their holiday bread, a sweet egg dough mixed with honey, raisins, cranberries, semi-sweet chocolate chips, filled with chunky apple slices and finished with a crumb topping. Panera Bread also offers cinnamon crumb coffee cake, pastry ring and mitten cookies to make any holiday party fun and festive.


Tasty beer crafted just for the holidays



Granite City combined holiday spirit and their famous amber ale to create Elf’s Tale Winter Warmer. This dark amber features cinnamon, tea, star anise, nutmeg, clove whole black pepper, cardamom and ginger that finishes with a slight bite. Stop in now for a draft pint, or get it in a growler to share at your next holiday event.


Holiday cheer comes in three warm, creamy flavors at Starbucks



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Choose from the three holiday-themed drinks at either of the two Starbucks inside the GMRENCEN. Enjoy a caramel brulee latte, peppermint mocha or chestnut praline latte to really get into the holiday spirit. Even if you don’t select one of these seasonal drinks, you can still get your regular Starbucks order in a red holiday cup; made so that you can color them in this year.


Stuff yourself with seafood from Joe Muer



Love calamari, crab, swordfish, sushi and more? Then head to Joe Muer Seafood for traditional seafood classics like crab-stuffed Atlantic founder and broiled Lake Superior whitefish or modern seafood platters like oven-roasted barramundi and grilled Scottish salmon. Also check out their raw bar for nigiri, makimono and specialty rolls.


Brew cinnamon-infused coffee for a taste of the holidays



Coffee Beanery’s cinnamon holiday blend mixes cinnamon, almonds and hints of other baking spices to make every morning feel like Christmas morning. Buy this delicious blend for yourself, or give it as the perfect hostess gift when visiting with friends and family throughout December.


Sip on something merry and bright at Andiamo



Andiamo recommends the Silver Oak 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for your next visit, pairing well with any classic Italian entrée. This wine has alluring flavors of blackberry, baking spice and vanilla with a hint of oak. While you’re there you can also receive a $25 bonus gift certificate if you purchase $250 dollars in gift cards.


Make a stop at McDonald’s for a Peppermint Mocha




Swing by the GMRENCEN Food Court for a McDonald’s Peppermint Mocha, a seasonal favorite. This cozy drink is made with sustainably sourced espresso beans, steamed whole or nonfat milk, peppermint chocolate syrup and topping with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. It’s the perfect drink to start your morning off right.


There are so many holiday drinks and holiday dishes to enjoy we almost don’t know where to start. What food or drink are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!

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