Thursday, September 22, 2011

Singin' in the rain....

Hey folks! Looks to be a gloomy weekend ahead of us but no worries, you can keep dry & warm in our cozy little cafe. Make plans to join us on Friday night, starting at 7:30, for a wonderful evening of music hosted by my good friend Trisha Ivy Horst. She will be debuting some of her own music along with other talented friends, Paul Michael Phillips & Melanie Penn, who will be sharing the stage. Also joining in will be Robbie Hetcht, a great singer/songwriter who's passing through these parts on his U.S. tour. Check the videos & links below to hear these artist.

-Melanie Penn
-Paul Michael Phillips
-Robby Hecht &
-Trisha Ivy

As always, our shows are free & byob & wine. To help us keep this community going please bring a sugg. $3 donation for the cafe if you bring in your own beverage & some extra for the performing artist. We will be serving our regular food & drinks throughout the evening.

Be sure & try our home brewed ginger, spice apple cider. We have an amazing home made caramel simple syrup by Herbin' Spoonful to add for that extra sweet tooth. See ya'll soon!

 I'd also like to invite you guys to an event this Saturday in Red Hook where I'll be doing some collaboration with my good buddy & artist, Jonathan Durham.

...Please join us Saturday as the sun sets over Red Hook for some smoked secrets BBQ and the closing reception of Jonathan Durham's Them That Believe.
The artist will be deliver a brief public address titled Jim's Tail On The Head with special musical guest Jamey Hamm, aka, Brother Hamm. More music to follow from Brother Hamm in the studio that evening.

Closing BBQ
September 24, 6 - 9pm
Public Address: 7pm
Location: Recess at Kidd Yellin
133 Imlay Street

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's a new season at Roots cafe!

Hey folks. Looks like summer is slowly leaving & fall is creeping up behind. I'm looking forward to the cool breeze this weekend along with temps in the 60's! You know you can't wait to throw on that new cardigan you bought on discount at the end of summer sale. Why not do just that & head on over to Roots cafe on Friday night for some great food & music starting up at 7:30pm. (videos of the artist performing posted below.)

  In other news about what's new... we are starting to serve up our fall drinks including hot apple cider, & hot chocolate. We are also introducing our new homemade caramel simple syrup made by Herbin' Spoonful for a wonderful addition to the cider or lattes.

 In addition to our great selection of pastries we will be offering lots of new vegan/gluten free options that are a tasty treat for everyone.
We have some delicious pumpkin raisin muffins & pumpkin cranberry scones for a quick morning snack that goes amazingly with a fresh cup of our Stumptown coffee.  Be sure & try the vanilla cream, choc. chip stuffies & cookies or a Choc. mint whoopie pie!

 Ever heard of Fatty Cake cookies? If not, you will soon enough. Why not try some this weekend right here at Roots Cafe. We will be the very first cafe in NY selling these insanely delicious treats including flavors like: Smores, peanut butter choc. brownie, bacon peanut brittle w/ sea salt, & many, many more. Flavors will be rotating weekly. Check out

Lastly, & what I am most excited about is our brand new faces that will be greeting you & serving you here. Let's all welcome Ashley & Lauren to the Roots family. Starting in Oct. they will be officially on board & certified. Until then you'll see them around doing a little training & getting to know the community.

 New fall hours begin Monday Sept. 19th. We will be opening a little earlier at 6:30am for those who just miss us in the mornings. Then starting Oct. 3rd we will stay open a little later, 8pm, for those who want to grab a bite after work. I'll keep you posted on our weekend events & special weekly events where we will be open later as well. Check the videos below for what you will hear this Friday night!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New grooves & goodies!

Hey there folks. We got the usual good times & music this Friday...but first let me tell you about some new treats that are catered to everyone. I've created a couple of new items that are gluten free, dairy free...& FLAVOR - FULL! Come in this weekend & try my Chocolate Peach pie for dessert or for the mornin' time have the Oatmeal, raisin, carrot muffin with a cup of Stumptown coffee.

Music starts up at 7:30 Friday night with some great local & traveling talent. Come support these artist as they share their songs in an intimate setting. We are a community spot & we don't charge for the shows so help us support the musicians by throwing a tip in the basket we pass after each performance. Check out the videos below to get a sample of what to expect.

Check out this link to see Willie DE 

Also, be sure to come by this month & check out the photography of Joe Cantor. He will be displaying some amazing small town pieces along with some local Brooklyn shots.