New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
NEW BRAUNFELS BUSINESS SCENE
Groceries with a Side of Coffee
Feeling a little undead in the bread aisle? Zombys injects new life into shopping
By Megan Holt
I l-L-B shoppers In New Braunfels may have noticed inviting coffee smells wafting through the aisles.
As they approach the check out, curious |K*ople follow their noses to the front of the store and into Zombys CoffpuCo.
Invited in by the red, brick walls and oak countertops, customers are drawn to the register to order a ( up of joe and a sweet-smeBfeng cupcake or scone displayed in a large, glass case.
Zombys Coffee Co. has not l>een open f< >r very long. It made its debut inside of the Texas Highway 46 H-E-B in December.
Ihe coffee shop is owned by JayGomer, a Southwest Texas State University and Southern Methodist University alumnus.
"When I lived in San Marcos, there was place called Café on the Square, which acted as a central meeting place for people to exchange ideas about politics, books or whatever," Ciorner said. “There was always that romantic side of being a coffee shop and café."
Intrigued by the small business, Gomer decided to lx*gin drafting plans to create a coff ee shop with a similar vibe.
“Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world behind oil, and coffee is that romantic drink that brings everyone together," Gomer said. “A coffee shop is one of those places, unlike a bar or a restaurant, where you can meet your friends and sit for hours on end."
(lomer researched coffee-making equip-
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Zombys Coffee Co. recently opened inside the new H.E.B. at Loop 337 and Texas Highway 46.
ment, types of coffee beans and methods for preparing and brewing coffee for months. Settling on high quality equipment, New Braunfels baked goods and award-winning coffee beans, Zombys Coffee Co. began to develop.
“The general idea for the shop was to bring the Austin scene to New Braunfels," Gomer said. “The influences come from the East Coast, New York, Philadelphia and Boston.”
With old, reclaimed Chicago brick lining
the walls, the shop has a warm and inviting feeling to customers.
“Once we had the brick up, it drove the rest of the décor to try to give it the East Coast industrial feel instead of a ‘hippie’ Austin feel,” he said. "This was a perfect storm. We were at the right place at the right time to open up this shop."
Corner settled on the Zombys Coffee Co. name because of his infinity to zombies, as well as several plays on the word.
“Phrases like 'we take the moan out of your morning’ and ‘coffee so good it could wiike the dead’ are quirky and doesn’t fit with the décor and ambiance of this place, but that’s OK," Gomer said.
Specially trained baristas meet customer requests, and also educate customers on how coffee is made and where it comes from.
“It’s a very complicated task," said Brooke Hernandez, barista. “You have to dose out the right amount of coffee to make a double shot espresso. It gets very technical, and 1 realized there’s a lot more that goes into making coffee than I thought."
Returning customer and New Braunfels resident, Leslie Dev enjoys the cozy, interactive, coffee shop environment.
“I lived in Seattle (Wash.), so I’m addicted to having a coffee shop everywhere,” Dey said. “I usually order the chai latte here. It keeps me out of the candy and baking isle."
For information, e-mail zom-byscoffeecoC^hotmail.com or call (830) 626-2326.
Chili cook-off on March 12 to benefit food bank
HAVE A RECIPE?
Submit chili recipes this coming week online at www.the kitchychicks.com or drop them off at Shabby Chique Kitchen
Boutique, located at 307 W San Antonio St.
People are asked to bring a food item as an entry fee to benefit the New Braunfels Food Bank.
For information, call (830)
By Megan Holt
Shabby Chique Kitchen Boutique co-owners tire asking for chili recipes and food donations.
Kimberly McConnell and Kaari Owens, nicknamed “The Kitchy ('hicks," are asking residents to submit their favorite chili recipes for a fundraiser chili cook-off.
The women will cook each recipe on March 12 and narrow submissions down to the top three.
“We encourage those submitting recipes for the chili cook-off to donate a food item for the New Braunfels Food Bank," McConnell said. “The great thing about this
contest is you don’t have to cook anything. All we ask if for a food item."
Shabby Chique Kitchen Boutique will act as a New Braunfels Food Bank drop-nHoL off spot next week
,7,? o collecting items
When: 3 p.m. f
March 12 from anyone will -
Where: Shabby mg to donate.
Chique Kitchen Beginning
Boutique, 307 W. Monday, the pub-
San Antonio St. lie can submit
Cost Canned recipes online at
food item www.thekitchv-
^ontact (830! chicks.com or
214-1760 drop them off at
the San Antonio
At 3 p.m. March 12, the public is
invited to the boutique to sample the top chili recipes and vote on their favorite.
The winning chili recipe owner will receive a gift basket.
“We know times are hard, and we forget people still need help,” McConnell said. “Because we are a kitchen store, we are doing what we can to promote those who take care of the community.”
McConnell and Owens are coauthors of the “Put a Lid On It! Cookbook,” published by Readers Digest in 2007.
The cookbook is a collection of 250 slow-cooker recipes.
They are working on a second cookbook, a collection of recipes for girlfriends.
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Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following between March 3-4:
♦ Clint Michael Berkley, 40,
Canyon Lake, assault causes bodily injury, criminal mischief between $50 and $500, terroristic threat
♦ Marquis Ray Bear, 47, Boerne, driving while intoxicated, parole warrant
♦ Gerardo Aguilar Coronado, 40, Schertz, theft between $500 and $1,500, two counts
♦ Melissa S. Cuellar, 20, New Braunfels, motion to adjudicate -theft
♦ Eric Garcia, 37, San Marcos, theft of property by check between $20 and $500
♦ Jose Ulysis Garcia, Jr., 18, Converse, license required
♦ Rodney Harrison Geter, 38, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibilty
♦ Dexter Lamond Hale, 39, San Antonio, violate promise to appear -financial hearing - possession of marijuana under two ounces, assault on family with second offense.
♦ Harry Elmer Lawrence, 56, New Braunfels, financial hearing, violate promise to appear - driving while intoxicated
♦ Manuel Madrigal, 18, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated,
evading arrest and detention with vehicle, failure to identify giving false or ficticious info, criminal mischief between $1,500 and $20,000
♦ Bruce Ryan McBay, 27, New Braunfels, theft of property between $50 and $500
♦ Jeremiah Juan Mendez, 20, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation - harassment
♦ Michael Clinton Oakes, 37, San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Michael Alan Prause, 24,
Marion, public intoxication
♦ Dorothy Purcell, 45, Canyon Lake, sale to minor - alcohol
♦ Anthony Gilbert Rodriguez, 19, New Braunfels, financial hearing, violate promise to appear -possession of marijuna under two ounces
♦ Michael Paul Rodriguez, 20, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired or no motor vehicle inspection certificate
♦ John Jacob Veltkamp, 43, San Marcos, driving while intoxicated or open alcohol container
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Haskell Cooley gospel music program set for March 16
The Haskell Cooley Family (Haskell and JoLee) will present a gospel music program, "A Time For Refreshing,” at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at Eastside Baptist Church.
The family’s style of music is easy-listening and designed to be enjoyed by young and old.
Several albums on which Haskell is pianist have been nominated for Grammy awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The Gospel Music Association and the Singing News Fan Awards have honored him by nominating him as Best Gospel Musician. He has been a pianist for the Weatherfords and the Cathedrals.
Some of their well known songs are: “I’ll Sail Away Home," "Gonna Shout All Over Heaven,” “Singing Easy,” and “Gitty Up Mule."
The Cooleys’ full-time music ministry takes them throughout the United States.
A headline in the Friday, March 4,2011 edition was incorrect. George Alexander Kaua was convicted in Germany on extortion and kidnapping charges.
Plan to Hear
Gershwin • Chopin • Ragtime
Performed by internationally acclaimed pianist:
7:00 P.M. March 19th Comal County Unitarian Universalist Society
135 Alves Lane, New Braunfels
Tickets at the Crossing 322 W. San Antonio St. For information call Kathryn Walker 830.632.6638
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