I grew up in a small town in a valley between a river and a plateau on the outskirts of the Adirondack park. As a teenager I did my best to rebel against the confines of the village limits. We all know that in retrospect, almost everything seems better, but damn- I swear that it was idyllic- it was the stuff of all the best scenes of all the great coming of age movies combined. Continue reading →
I may be a bit biased since this cute little coffee shop is owned and run by my mom…But according to more than a few of our customers, this is the best place to get caffeinated in upstate NY. The beans are sourced from Rao’s Roasting Company near Amherst, Massachusetts. (If you are in the area, stop by their coffee shop where I spent many hours studying whilst I attended Hampshire College). The baked goods are all homemade (I used to be one of the wooden spoons behind all the sweet deliciousness…), the old floor is nice and creaky, and the shelves are filled with gourmet food stuff like imported aged balsamic vinegar, locally produced maple syrup and chocolate. It is a bit off the beaten path, but if you are heading out of NYC and on your way to the Adirondack Mountains or Canada, make sure to stop in. You won’t feel like you are in cow country at all!