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Doughsant vs. Paczki: Revenge of the specialty doughnuts

10 Apr

Much like everything else in our society, the typical breakfast doughnut has evolved from its humble glazed beginnings to something much more decadent.   Sure you can still get a plain or sugar-coated cake but be aware that others might look upon you with disdain for selecting something so ordinary when there are so many extraordinary varieties to choose from.

What are some of the interesting flavors out there?

Taro (Hawaii)

Purple Goat: lavender glazed and filled with berry goat cheese (South Carolina)

Chorizo Cheddar (Los Angeles)

Voodoo Bubblegum: Glazed topped with bubble gum dust and an actual piece of gum (Oregon)

Lemon Sichuan: Lemon curd-filled topped with Sichuan spice (San Francisco)

 

The specialty doughnut also included different types of doughnuts as well.  For example, the Cronut is croissant-doughnut hybrid invented by Dominique Bakery in New York City.  It’s made by layering croissant dough, cutting it into a shape of a doughnut and frying it.

This past weekend, Alex and I ventured out to Oakmont Bakery for some breakfast.  We wanted to try their version of the Cronut, they call it the Doughsant, to see what all the hype was about.  While we were looking through the rows of doughnut varieties, we just could not pass up the opportunity to have a Maple Bacon Paczki.  For those unfamiliar with a Paczki, it’s the Polish version of a doughnut.  Deep-fried pieces of dough shaped into flatten spheres and traditionally filled with rose hip jelly and covered with powdered sugar.

So now the big question is which specialty doughnut reigns supreme?  Is it a regular glazed specialty dough type like the Cronut. Or is a more traditional dough with unique flavors and toppings.

Here is my verdict:

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A night out at Industry Public House and Tender

15 Aug

I know, I know…We have been really bad about keeping this blog updated. But the reasoning is actually two-fold: 1) I have been sick for like 3 consecutive weeks (so annoying) and 2) We have sort of been on a health kick. Healthy eating doesn’t exactly scream excitement. Unless you find blog posts about 14 different salad variations interesting.

Last night we finally broke down and reverted back to our gluttonous unhealthy selves and indulged in a night out with Alex’s brother and his wife, Steve and Francee.

We decided to go to Industry Public House (IPH) in Lawrenceville. Established in 2012, IPH is a hip restaurant with a very intriguing menu. Their cuisine is best described as modern American comfort food (with menu items such as build to order nachos, Gruyère Mac and Cheese, and burgers with wild boar bacon). They also have a long list of artisanal cocktails and craft beers, which is both awesome and dangerous at the same time. Continue reading

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