Rachel Blumenthal checks out Somerville's newest round-treat emporium: Union Square Donuts, where most donuts go for $3, but the maple-bacon specials will set you back $3.50 each:
I found them to be worth the splurge, but I wouldn't make a frequent habit out of it.
She also reports that Backbar is now making ramen, but that it only makes ten portions of the stuff... Read more
Gillian O'Callaghan hears Dunk's has started testing them in the Boston area, but wonders where.
Daniella Santos asks:
Who makes the best donut in Boston (preferably w/i a 15 min drive from JP)?
A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open a new Dunk's at 895 Morton St., near the commuter-rail stop - and just down the road from Regal Donuts.
The proposed donuterie would be open 5 a.m. to midnight and have a drive-thru.
The board meeting begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room... Read more
Promising myself I'd explore Boston in ways I haven't previously, I marched myself to West Roxbury for the Ward 20 caucuses. In the process, I ate some tasty donuts and witnessed a side of Boston I'd only read about in history books.
Passing the threshold from semi-dreary grey daylight to the inside of the West Roxbury Pub brought with it a number of surprises,... Read more
Providence Business News reports the two most donut-heavy cities in America are Providence and Boston:
A recent study by the market-research firm NPD Group Inc. found that the Providence metropolitan area has more doughnut shops per capita than any other region in the Untied States. ...
Twin Donuts sign in the snow - Phew, they're not taking that sign down!
H. reports she almost cried when she read Verna's is closing, due to competition from Dunkin' Donuts:
... Not only are they the best, but I used to work with Val, the owner's wife once upon a time ago. I can't believe it's closing. I hate you Dunkin Donuts!
Is this Venerable Institutions Must Close Week? Boston Restaurant Talk reports that venerable Verna's Donut Shop in Cambridge is closing after 30 years. Thanks, Dunks.
My mornings have a basic routine. I stop at the Dunkin near my house and get my morning fix of coffee. Turbo ice, with two shots of espresso, no sugar and a splat of cream. No matter what else changes about me, I always take my coffee the same way.
I have been on a diet since the first of the year, dropping over 50... Read more