STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS
Tickets are now available for Bon Appétit’s three day, pub-inspired grub crawl through Brooklyn. During the first weekend in June, grub enthusiasts will have a chance to get up close and personal with Brooklyn’s most buzz-worthy chefs. Eat and drink your way through three Brooklyn neighborhoods while taking a peek inside the kitchens that have create the delicious foods that have put the borough on the culinary hotspot map. On Saturday night, stick around after the food stops for a concert and DJ performance at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory starting at 9 p.m.
We're not sure why UPenn graduate Drew Crockett chose to ditch his job in corporate America and open a West Philly coffee truck, but we're psyched he did. So drop that textbook, quietly exit the library and stroll over to the shiny, red truck parked on the corner of 38th and Spruce for a Hub Bub caffeine fix.
Hub Bub serves coffee and espresso from Portland, Oregon-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Choose from hot and iced coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, tea, and fresh lemonade. While you're there, snack on a muffin top, cinnamon roll or chocolate chip cookie. It's ok, you're stressed out and you'll be walking back to the library.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
20 West 29th Street, right off of Broadway
After reading this article about Stumptown Coffee Roasters in yesterdays NY Times, I had to try it out. So, on my way to work this morning, I stopped in for a cup. The atmosphere was quiet and clean, with a combined feel of an apothecary shop circa 1910 and a minimalist apartment circa 2000. The look of the baristas was also perfect; with vests and fedoras being sported all around, they resembled saloon keeps from somewhere in Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. All this was combined with an incredibly sleek and modern coffee bar and coffee machines. As you can probably tell, I really dug the atmosphere, and therefore really didn’t mind the five minute wait for coffee (the line went out of the shop and into the lobby of the Ace Hotel, in which Stumptown inhabits).