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“Greek Police Smash Violent Doughnut Ring”
THESSALONIKI – It took an undercover operation, but Greek police have blown a hole in a ring of alleged crooks who had cornered the doughnut market in a beach resort.

I hereby call upon Mayor Ness to offer asylum in Duluth to these industrious, probably misunderstood people, with an eye toward improving our own disastrous local donut market–their violent tendencies would presumably remain latent due to the absence of any competition to intimidate.

17 Comments

Sam

about 8 years ago

Dear PDD Readers,

What is your favorite Duluth-Superior doughnut shop?

The Big E

about 8 years ago

Is that a trick question?

Sam

about 8 years ago

I was hoping someone might have something they like somewhere in the area.

Burly Burlesque

about 8 years ago

For my money, Super One is the best all around doughnut purveyor - depending on the location. They make what is the Twin Ports finest cake doughnut. They used to able to make a raised (or yeast) doughnut, but no longer. Even in Superior they seem to have lost the magic. Years ago, it was, occasionally, a good idea to buy the "Texas Doughnut." Nowadays, its only for rubes. 

Mount Royal Fine foods couldn't make a doughnut worth eating if its petit-bourgeois veneer depended upon it. 

Twig Bakery makes the most disgusting baked goods this carbo-sweet perv has ever consumed.

On the bright side, World's Best Doughnuts in Grand Marais is very good. Almost worth the drive alone. It's all about the lard.

emmadogs

about 8 years ago

Gotta disagree with Burly.  World's Best Doughnuts are so disgusting, I can't even walk by their store without getting sick.  The free doughnut holes at Mt. Royal, on the other hand, rule.

Kerc

about 8 years ago

Cub foods does sell on occasion donuts with vanilla cream inside. 

For being so close to Canada and all, Duluth is very disappointing in the donut department. On the other hand I might weigh ten pounds more if I passed 3 Tim Hortons on my way to work as my commute for my pre-Duluth gig did.

Bad Cat!

about 8 years ago

I've heard that Johnson's Bakery in West Duluth has good doughnuts, but I have yet to stop out there. Maybe today...
http://www.perfectduluthday.com/2011/05/16/random-questions/

The Big E

about 8 years ago

Johnson's Bakery in Lakeside has decidedly mediocre donuts, I'm sad to say.  I like that place, but their donuts are not a major draw.

Bad Cat!

about 8 years ago

Johnson's verdict: I stopped in late this afternoon long after most of the stuff had left. What remained was awesome!

jessige

about 8 years ago

Kerc has struck gold, inadvertently.  If you have about a million dollars laying around, here's what I want you to do.  Buy a Tim Horton's franchise.  Put it in the old Ground Round building.  

1) Duluthians and other area residents will flock, because Tim makes a fine doughnut and not bad lunch, either.  And the coffee is good enough that we have relatives in NY ship it to us. 
2) It's in the major shopping corridor, which is usually populated with lots of Canadians, who understand Tim and will patronize it.

Should you, yes you with the million dollars, go ahead with this plan, be content in the knowledge that I will purchase chocolate angels like they're going out of style, and I will charge only a small consulting fee for having come up with the idea.

Sam

about 8 years ago

I'll stop by Johnson's soon!

cork1

about 8 years ago

I support this Tim Horton's plan provided that a "No Québécois" rule is enforced. Or, at least, a "No Speaking French" rule. I've spent way too much time waiting in line at Timmy's in Deep River, ONT.

jessige

about 8 years ago

I think the bilingual requirement only applies to Canadian franchises.  We can go all English all the time.  Love it or leave it!  No taxation without representation!  We, the people, demand doughnuts!

I have gone far enough on this plan to even research the franchising.  Timmy's website says they're only expanding on the east coast, but I'm told there's one in I-Falls and that should give us an in.

Oooooooh Timbits...

Jared

about 8 years ago

Really, most baked goods around here are not well made. Some are good, to be sure,  but there's very little excellent bread in town, if any. Donuts included.

The best bread at the coop comes from Ashland or the Twin Cities. The bakers in Duluth have a huge problem with texture... what is with this?

Jared

about 8 years ago

Oh, and I do think Amazing Grace has good pastries.

emmadogs

about 8 years ago

Mmmmm, Amazing Grace does great Classic French bread.  Too bad they don't make doughnuts.

Chris

about 8 years ago

We just moved here, and we almost immediately noticed a gaping donut-shaped hole in the food scene. As a dad of three little kids that are a gigantic pain in the backside to get in and out of a car, it seems like a donut shop with a drive-through would pretty much have a license to print money in this town.

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