It's Been A Donut Kinda Week

Dynamo Donuts' bacon maple apple donut

I've been stuffing my face and swilling wine for the better part of the past week out in San Francisco and Napa. And though I've had my share of olives, local cheese, Cabernet Sauvignon and other expected wine country delights, I can't seem to escape the ubiquitous donut ... or doughnut (in my former profession I would've gotten to the bottom of that spelling conundrum).

I think these photos speak for themselves. Food porn at its purest. Above, from San Francisco's Mission district, is Dynamo Donuts' heralded bacon maple apple donut. And it is none of those things too much. A little salty, savory bacon kick on a rich maple glaze, just a hint of apple, and a perfectly fluffy donut.

The Boon Fly Cafe's cinnamon sugar donuts, at the Carneros Inn.

The addictive little guys above were breakfast one morning from the Boon Fly Cafe at the delightful Carneros Inn, smack dab between the towns of Napa and Sonoma.

So ... when's DC getting an indie donut shop?


merlinkim said...

Does Fractured Prune count? Because they were here for a while -- and left.

Anonymous said...

doughnut plant nyc spring 2010 penn quarter and dupont

not exactly indie but still damn good...

The Dapper Diner said...

Don't worry, the next thing will be mini-bundts, like the ones from Kiss My Bundt in LA. Mmmm, I prefer those to donuts from Dynamo or cupcakes from Crumbs or Sprinkles.

Amanda said...

Yeah, Fractured Prune was sort of a false start in the city.

And thanks, anon - I hadn't heard about Doughnut Plant coming.

Mini bundts ... love it, DD.

Anonymous said...

They just opened a fractured prune in downtown silver spring...i know not dc, but close!

Maniak said...

pssssssssh this is merely a ripoff of VOODOO DONUT in Portland. although i do enjoy deliciously baconlicious pastries no matter where they come from

Amanda said...

Well then, I must get myself to Portland next. Anthony Bourdain went to Voodoo, right?

The Dapper Diner said...

And if you're going to the northwest, you might as well stop in Washington to try out the Lunchbox Laboratory.

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