Coffee! Freedom of Espresso has a good history. Originally named Federal Espresso, soon FedEx or actually Federal Express before they rebranded their name, thought this little coffee shop was competing and went to court. The big guys had more money and so then, at least for a time, the name might have been ExFederal Espresso. Big guys nixed that too. Freedom of Espresso finally emerged, grew to 4 locations and brews great coffee.
I drove 900 miles to Syracuse, from whence we came to St. Louis last year, and to whence we return at the end of this year, to work on the house we kept and are so happy to be able to go back to. It is a week of reminders of why we like upstate NY.