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Returning to a South Side Staple: Dat Donut

14 Jan

As we enter this new Donut Year, we find ourselves glancing backwards through our past journeys for inspiration.  Upon further reflection, we realize we have not yet scored some tried-and-true Donut Meccas.

You see, Dear Readers, scattered around the South Side of Chicago lie some of the best donut shops in the city.  In fact, they’re quite likely some of the best donut shops in the greater Chicagoland area, if not the entire Midwest (here at Breakfast Adventures we’re not afraid to make drastic Donut Statements).  Old Fashioned Donut, Abundance Bakery, and Dat Donut are a few to name.

It was the third of these we decided to return to this morning and re-evaluate.

Dat Donut from outside: It don't look like much.

Dat Donut, also sometimes called Dat Old Fashioned Donut, is known on a national level for delivering good, fried, down-and-dirty donuts.  We visited them once before but returned this morning to examine their offerings more critically and assign them a ranking.

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Bennison’s Bakeries: Cake Donut Mecca

19 Feb

We have reached the point in our weekly adventures where we are beginning to have to journey farther and farther in order to sample new things.  Case in point: This morning’s outing to Bennison’s Bakeries in Evanston, IL.

We initially came across Bennison’s name by means of Google (we often spend our idle time Googling words like “donut” and “pastry” and “chocolate”) and everything we read spoke highly of the bakery’s goods.  We’re certainly willing to drive.

Here’s what we found:

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