Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z Is for Zaro's



Two weeks ago I took the train from Grand Central Station to New Haven Connecticut. I was meeting my friend Lonni. We were planning to spend the day in Saybrook, Connecticut, down the Connecticut coast from New Haven. In order to get to New Haven and have enough time for the things we wanted to do I took the 8:02 a.m. train. During the week the Station would be crowded with commuters arriving at 7:50 and the expanse of concourse would be filled. But it was Sunday and the lone pigeon could stroll in peace.

I had another coffee place in mind, but their doors were closed and the staff waved me away. The only place open that I could find before 8:00 on a Sunday was Zaro's. Though the coffee wasn't great -- maybe a B- --, Zaro's gets an A for availability. I was so grateful to have a cup of coffee to take on the train with me and watch the Bronx become Westchester, which then became Connecticut.  One item at Zaro's I highly recommend is the black and white cookie, center top. I am an enormous fan of them and Zaro's makes great "black and whites."

If I were doing A to Z for bread, I would put Zaro's on the list. I'm a fan of the raisin walnut.  

This was the scene in Saybrook waiting for Lonni and me. Definitely worth getting up early, taking a subway and a train and drinking less than perfect coffee. Definitely. Lonni's daughter will be getting married here in July and yes, the excitement is building. Please pray for a day as clear and beautiful as this one was.

As Shakespeare wrote, "Our revels now are ended..." But, even with the end of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, our coffee drinking throughout New York City isn't over. I've had the best time and I've had the good fortune to share my coffee revels -- great name for a blog! -- with friends new and long-standing. By popular demand and personal pleasure The Coffee Revels will continue. As long as there's a new place to try, an interesting bean to sample, the Coffee Reveler will return. It may only be once or twice a month, but I'll be reveling and writing about coffee. In the interim regularly scheduled programing will resume. There are books to chat about, events to write about and I need to get back to Coffee Light and Mysteries (Mostly) Noir, which has been very sadly neglected.

With a little over two hours until the Challenge is over, I pass the finish line. I appreciate everyone who joined me in this endeavor, either in person or with your thoughtful comments.

So much coffee to drink, so many mysteries to read and so little time! Thanks for revelling with me. 
 

11 comments:

Miss Andi said...

That's a great series, thanks for sharing!

Paula Kaye said...

Yours was one of my favorite challenges. I wish I could visit New York just to visit all the coffee places. And YOU of course! Congratulations on making it to the end!

shortybear said...

great job on the challenge

goodnightgram said...

Another interesting visit with you. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z. The bread looks wonderful.

Denise said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge. I enjoyed learning about your coffee visits. I would tell you to sit back and rest, but how can you will all that caffeine?- I say as I sit here with my morning jolt.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Bravo! Great job completed.

peggy said...

It has been so nice to visit all those coffee posts. Places most of us can never go, now how about those mysteries.....

TARYTERRE said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge. Look forward to more of the coffee reveler. My husband lived in New Haven Connecticut. It's beautiful there.

Random Musings said...

A B isn't too bad when it's all that's available! The bread looks lovely
Debbie

Lissa Johnston said...

Why oh why didn't I think of this for my theme? Not the coffee, exactly - I'm a tea gal - but something I would relish working my way through 26 different times??? Totally stealing this for next year!

Susie said...

Carol, I loved this shop...good coffee and bread...now you are talking to me. LOL. I will miss seeing all the sweet coffee shops. Hope you enjoyed doing this , it was fun for all of us. Bless you, xoxo, Susie