Bands, Beans, Pizza: L'Asso and Stumptown at CMJ


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We were checking out the new Stumptown Coffee roasting facility in Red Hook this past week — just one part of the blossoming bean scene in Brooklyn — when they let drop they’d be serving at the little citywide music showcase called CMJ.

On both Friday and Saturday nights at The Pure Volume House, L’Asso Pizza is sponsoring a CMJ showcase cum pizza party cum comedy show in honor of their fifth anniversary, and Stumptown will be there brewing up fresh cups for the crowd. If live music’s not your thing, meanwhile, be sure to check out Stumptown’s swank new digs in the Ace Hotel.




Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.