Monday, June 7, 2010

A coffee and a doughnut. Sounds simple, huh?

Again from the Guardian, about city life and our secret small obsessions....

Added later: Tamar, on reading this post, tells me that the Doughnut Plant was originally the Doughnut Guy. The Doughnut Guy pedaled a bicycle around NYC delivering his products to cafes. Tamar adds that the Doughnut Guy's doughnuts were indeed special: While eating one you had an almost irresistible urge to shout out to your neighbors your disbelief at how great that doughnut was.

Here's a link to the Doughnut Plant's charming web site. Click on History and look at the (mostly) family photos. Thanks, Tamar, for the heads-up!

1 comment:

James Thurber said...

Ahhh, Donuts and Bicycles. Shades of a healthy Homer Simpson.

You can take even the simplest object to extreme quality (and / or fantasy). Check out Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon, where you can eat, drink and GET married !!!

In the Bay Area we have a wonderful donut shop - Happy Donuts in Palo Alto on El Camino Real. It's worth at least a 200 mile bike jaunt to take their superior product(s) and coffee.

Meanwhile, it's time for breakfast!