Yes, yes, friends are getting engaged and the packers are getting screwed, but there’s one piece of very important news that trumps all of that!
When I moved here, there were a few things that I just couldn’t reliably find and that I missed terribly. Most of those were eventually resolved, but there was a big hole in my life with a smaller hole in the middle, fillable only with east coast style cake donuts. I especially like the chocolate and peanut ones.
Lone Donut Cafe plugged that hole for a while (as anyone who worked with me at MarketWatch knows), but they closed. They closed shortly after I left MarketWatch, actually. I wonder if we were keeping them in business.
Not that there aren’t great donuts here. I’ve mentioned Mel-O-Glaze before, and A Baker’s Wife has some fantastic donuts. World’s Best Donuts in Grand Marais is great, but isn’t the sort of place I can stop by on my way to work.
Sorry, Donut Connection on Lyndale, you suck. You’re like the pale reflection of a shadow of a Dunkin Donuts. I hope they return and drive you from the city. Maybe North Dakota needs a crappy donut shop.
And, because I’ve been waiting for a chance to use this picture, here’s a picture of Zoe in the World’s Best Donuts viking photo cutout: