If you're looking to turn that New Year's Resolution to exercise more into a full-time habit, join us for the 2017 Spring Season of our Run in Public running club, in conjunction with Next Level Running.
This season will run from Thursday, March 9th to Thursday, April 27th and culminates in an optional 5K on Sunday, April 30th. This year, we're targeting as a goal race the 2017 Buffalo Run for Babies, which takes place on Buffalo's waterfront at 9:30am on the 30th.
First, if you're hesitant about committing to the full season, join us this Sunday, February 5th at 9:30am for a free group run and informational session at our shop in the Hotel Lafayette. For those attending, early bird pricing will be available for the full 8-week Spring season with the club.
Each Thursday, we meet at 6:15 am and beginner and advanced training plans will be provided and different length runs (1-5 miles) will be planned each week. Melina of Next Level Running will be on hand to moderate group runs and will be available to members for additional training advice and information.
In addition to 8 group runs and a professional training plan, membership will also get you a group t-shirt, weekly deals at our shop and more. If you can't attend this Sunday's free group run, Early Bird pricing is available through our website for the next 3 days. This is the only time the discount will be made available, so don't hesitate to pull the trigger!
SIGN UP HERE!
We hope you'll join us!
Ever wondered why your coffee tastes different when your favorite barista makes it, compared to when you prepare it at home? There are a ton of factors that can influence the outcome of the brewing process; everything from equipment, water temperature, coffee freshness and grind size to dosing, timing and human error. We've made a resolution in 2017 to highlight and educate on a variety of topics impacting coffee and espresso brewing methodologies through a series of Monday evening bar classes we've dubbed Assembly Nights.
We are constantly looking for ways to broaden our horizons while also looking for outlets to share our passion with others. So, we've developed Assembly Nights to help kick things off. Monday nights, beginning in February will be all about education and we want to invite you to be a part. Right now there are 8 classes lined up, covering a wide variety of topics related to coffee, espresso and more.
Classes are $15 each and will be moderated by our Head Roaster James and Head Barista Clinton at our shop in the Hotel Lafayette. Each tightly-focused class will be roughly 45 minutes to an hour long, with enough structure in place to move things along while also allowing a fluid dialogue and discussion throughout. They are also limited to 10 seats per class, so spaces won't last long.
Peek the upcoming schedule:
Head to our shop page to reserve your tickets now. If a class is sold out, don't worry, there will be future dates added, particularly on more popular classes.
Hope to see you there!
Game Day. The Buffalo Bills vs. The New England Patriots. A meeting of giants; a sportsball clash of the titans, if you will. For many Buffalonians, time stops ticking and the outside world ceases to exist for those few hours on Game Day. For the others, the outliers and non-Bill-ievers, finding something to do on Game Day can be more daunting than a 4th & goal attempt from the other teams tee box, or whatever. Which is why we created Alt. Game Day, to give the others something to live for. Think of Alt. Game Day as The Upside Down from Stranger Things, except there's lattes instead of monsters and Barb's still alive.
The inaugural Alt. Game Day will kick-off (buckle in) on Sunday, Oct. 30th at 11am ahead of the Bills vs. Pats game. We've gathered a collection of modern and classic board games, card games and more for those looking for a little something different. There may even be some Mario Kart & Goldeneye N64 setups.
In addition, we're debuting a special Cereal Milk Latte menu. Think of the delicious milk at the end of a bowl of Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. We've taken that milk and developed some killer latte recipes. Trust us, you're gonna want to be here for this one.
You read that right. They'll only be available on Alt. Game Day so if you want to give them a try, you'll have to stop by the shop on Sunday, October 30th between 11am-5pm.
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The changing of the seasons brings with it a plethora of dynamic shifts to the way we walk, talk, dress and consume. Leaves change color. A crisp breeze permeates the air. Cargo shorts are packed away until being prematurely unpacked in March of the next year. Pumpkin.
The idea alone invokes the comfort of cozy, cable-knit sweaters and powdered donuts in some and the shrieking horror of raking wet leaves in others. It's almost as if it's taken on it's own Frankenstein-esque definition for each individual due to season upon season of dilution and concentration. Spice.
At the epicenter of it all, we find patient zero, from which all of the hysteria can be attributed. Latte.
Pumpkin. Spice. Latte.
To many, the true delineation of the changing of the season begins with the late-September marketing push employed by Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and even good, ole' Timmy Ho's these days. Billboards go up, UGG boots and flannel slip on; cause and effect.
Like it or not, it's f*cking pumpkin time.
Where does this leave us? The small mom & pops without laboratories full of scientists deciding how hard we're gonna Fall this season?
Well, when left to our own devices, it turns out things can be pretty okay. This band of coffee nerds hunkered down and fine-tuned our own secret weapon. We call it RED OKTOBER SPICE. The hunt for RED OKTOBER SPICE wasn't easy. Friends became enemies. Enemies became RED OKTOBER SPICE SECRET INGREDIENT X. But none of that matters anymore. We're so damn proud of it, we'll even trade you for one of your PSL drinks, free of charge.
That's right. If you stop at Starbucks or Dunkin or Tim Hortons and pick up one of their PSL concoctions and bring it into our shop, we'll make you a fresh, hand-crafted beverage from our Red Oktober menu of your choosing. And it won't cost you a thing.
To help celebrate the launch of our Red Oktober menu, stop in anytime starting on Thursday, October 6th until Thursday, October 13th and we'll honor the deal.
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