Tuesday, December 18, 2012
During the last 12 days before Christmas, Largo Patch will share gift ideas from local businesses each day to help wrap up your holiday shopping.
Want to enjoy a coffee and shop? Consider sipping a peppermint mocha or savoring an eggnog latte, then browsing the gift shop at Largo's Coffee Mill. The shop's Christmas coffee and tea, which have a spicy, cinnamon flavor, are popular gifts, said shop owner Karen Hone. The Indian Rocks Road cafe and store has a room filled with great stocking stuffers and hostess gifts. Choose from a selection of jams, scone mixes, hair bands, hand-painted ornaments, rings, gift baskets, stuffed toys, wall clocks and more. New this year is the shop's toy room. The store carries a wide-selection of Melissa & Doug's wooden toys and interactive learning games. Want to read about other local places to shop? Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. Stop by a McDonald's, 7-Eleven or Krispy Creme free coffee specials during the week of …
Monday, June 11, 2012
A local coffee house shared its secrets for preparing refreshing, iced coffee at home.
As the temperature rises outside this summer, how does a cup of iced coffee sound? Karen Hone, owner of The Coffee Mill, remembers a steamy day in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She slipped into Cafe Du Monde for a beignet and discovered iced coffee. A cold cup of the coffee quickly quenched Hone's thirst. "It is easy to make. I went home and added iced coffee to our menu," Hone said. Iced Coffee Tips from The Coffee Mill: The Largo Patch Directory provides many coffee options around town.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Join the Patch RV as it makes a special stop in Largo on Tuesday to collect food for hungry families. What's in it for you? Find out here!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Our lean, green Patch machine is reaching the end of its tour, but not without a stop for breakfast in Largo this Tuesday! We'd love for you to come say "hello," and we'd love it even more if you bring a canned food item for our Give-A-Ton Food Drive! (Our goal is to gather 2,000 pounds of food for hungry families in Tampa Bay.) Here's where you can stop by (and what's in it for you): TUESDAY, May 22 Ted's Luncheonette, 7 to 9 a.m. If you can't make it to any events, you can still donate food to the cause. Just drop a non-perishable food item in a designated box at any one of the participating locations in town: We'll make sure it gets to the right place! After Largo, the Patch RV continues its north Pinellas tour, picking up canned …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Owners say work on the Missouri Avenue shop is almost complete, but they don't want to open before it's ready.
After many months of construction and anxious anticipation by residents, the new Dunkin' Donuts at 600 N. Missouri Ave. is scheduled to open Saturday. According to Dunkin' Donuts Field Marketing Manager Betsy Beck, this is the first location owned by the Adler Group, LLC, with Jim Adler as CEO and Ava Lawrence as president. The new location, which is in the spot of a former Wendy's restaurant adjacent to Largo High School, will employ 30 people, have a drive-thru and be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Beck also said via email that the new Dunkin' Donuts "will offer its signature menu items in addition to new products, including Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® portion packs, Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches and freshly-brewed Sweet Tea. Guests will also…
Monday, December 20, 2010
A family-operated business, The Coffee Mill was opened at a time when places that solely sold coffee were rare.
Perusing the shelves of nostalgic candy many Baby Boomers remember from their childhood, Karen Hone picks up something that is appropriate as Christmas morning draws nearer. It is a piece of chocolate in the shape of a lump of coal. "This is for anyone who is on Santa's naughty list," Hone said. "Many of us recall when we were kids and we were told if we were bad we would get coal in our stocking." Hone's life revolves around nostalgia. The former Belleaire Bluffs city councilwoman operates The Coffee Mill, a coffee bar and old-fashioned country store that was opened by her mother, Alice Schoelles, in 1976. "My mom is in her 80s and still comes in three days a week," Hone said. "This place is like home to me. My kids have worked here, my …