That is how Washington Irving began his 1820 novel, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. One hundred and ninety years later, Tarrytown is, "a village with rich and varied historical and cultural roots and a splendid setting overlooking the three-mile width of the Hudson River." What the NY Times failed to mention, however, was that it also boasts one hell of a coffee house.
Today, I took opportunity of the amazing weather to take photographs of the area's beauty and the town's charm. Oh, and by the way, just in case you're wondering: their local high school is named Sleepy Hollow High School, their local team is the Horseman, and their Cross-Country team does train on the paths of the Rockefeller family estate. Fun Westchesterite facts :).
Lovely, isn't it?
As for my current place of work , Coffee Lab Roasters... it is the most divine of all. And when I say "place of work," I mean place that I do freelance work while drinking incredible soy lattés brewed by the people that actually work there.
In their words, the coffee they serve is "grown globally and roasted locally." In the past few years, Westchester Magazine has voted them the Best Green Coffeehouse in 2009, Best American Coffee in 2007, and Best Coffee Shop in 2004. They rock in oh-so-many-ways, I can't even tell you!
I will tell you one thing though.
The ridiculously overpriced American Craft Chocolate bars that they sell, in addition to their incredible coffee flavors and varieties, exquisite teas, and delectable baked goods all prepared and served in the most environmentally and socially friendly of ways... are so, so, so worth it. And they're vegan too.
Coffee-check. Chocolate-check. Now, bring on the vino and gossip ;). I'm off to a girl's night at another local favorite, Pour. It's outings like these that make my days of living at home enjoyable. Wishing you a wonderful evening as well!