Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Good coffee is back after months of repairs.
The wait is over. Zume’s Coffee House had a soft opening on Monday after closing its’ doors for construction and renovation on June 16. Zume’s will resume their regular hours today, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.. They have a new lunch menu to go along with their famous coffee. With a new look and a new menu, what do you hope they kept the same? What will you miss? What have you been craving while they have been under construction? Use the comments section to sound off. Patch will catch up with the owners for a business profile once things get back to normal at 221 Main Street.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Not just coffee – local art, fresh-made sandwiches, and more
If you live in Charlestown, chances are you've been to Zume's, the go-to spot locally for a cup of joe, a flaky pastry, or a quick sandwich when you want to avoid the assembly line feel you get from some of those national coffee chains. Inside Zume's, the rough-hewn dark wood floors are offset by low, relaxing lighting and brightly colored chalkboard menus exclaiming today’s specials. Comfortable couches and individual chairs beckon you to sit down and enjoy your latte if you have the time. You can even take advantage of free Wi-fi (but there are no outlets, so make sure your laptop is charged). Bevvies… Java-philes can enjoy a multitude of roasts, as well as espresso drinks like macchiatos, cappuccinos, and more – including a rotating …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Charlestown's Cookie Giordano sounds off on issues that affect the neighborhood and the country.
Real shame that the city couldn’t find the time to let the people of Charlestown know that there were two fire department dedication ceremonies this past week in town: a new fireboat was christened in the Navy Yard and a plaque was unveiled at Ladder 9 in Sullivan Square to the first Boston Firefighter to die in World Ware II, Joseph J. Luna. Even the Legion posts and former fire fighters had no clue and deeply regretted being snubbed. I heard from a very reliable source that the fault lies with the spokesperson for the fire department. Not a surprise! Happy to hear that Tom MacDonald’s book, “The Charlestown Connection,” is selling so well. If you haven’t picked it up yet, get out and find one! 60 minutes just won’t be the same …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Shawn Thornton took the Stanley Cup on a little tour of Charlestown on Tuesday. Did you see them?
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7. Here are five things you need to know today. 1. Shawn Thornton was in the neighborhood yesterday… with the Stanley Cup. Yeah, no big deal. He stopped by Zume's and, rumor has it, Ironsides and Tavern on the Water. (We've only got photographic evidence of Zume's.) Kind of a great surprise for a rainy Tuesday following Labor Day. Thank you to Zume's for use of these photos! 2. Gentle reminder: If you want the skinny on what's happening with the R.I.P.D. film crew, get over to the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (Basic Services Committee) meeting tonight. Producers will be on hand to go over the details. 3. The Boston Public Library has 200 copies of The Hunger Games. And there are 307 holds on it. That's the …
Leslie Aisner, whose work has been on display at Zume's, will be at the cafe on Sunday for a reception. Her work, FACES, was inspired by her experience on 9/11.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
By now you've probably already seen FACES, the exhibit at Zume's Coffeehouse that's been on display for most of the summer. But this weekend you'll get a chance to meet the artist at a public reception. Leslie Aisner, who says her work was inspired by her experience of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will be at the cafe from 3 to 5 p.m. Her FACES drawings began as a slow trickle -- faces with no names, each unique, drawn on scraps of paper and other surfaces starting in late 2001, according to a press release. By the time the Newburyport-based artist took stock of her drawings, they were pouring out of her –- literally -- by the hundreds. Aisner was in New York City on 9/11, visiting her daughter and family in Brooklyn when the tragedy struck…