Posts Tagged ‘donuts’


What celebration did I miss?

June 9, 2015

This first Friday in June is doughnut day.  I hope you did not miss it. We celebrated by taking a small road trip to the town of Wooster.  Wooster is a small college town in Ohio.  It has lots of trees, fine old buildings, good restaurants, two great bookstores, and donuts!

The key to this post is that Lerch’s donuts is located just a little north of town.  Lerch’s donuts are unlike any other.


They are made on site.  They melt in your mouth.  They come in three flavors – plain, sugared, or cinnamon.


The donuts are made in a little food truck parked in a defunct shopping plaza (and at select locations around the area.)


Their website says:

Lerch’s Donuts was founded in 1933 by John Lerch, Sr., when he developed a method of frying soft cake donuts that are not greasy at his downtown Wooster bakery.

In 1934, he began producing Lerch’s Donuts at the Wayne County fair, soon becoming the #1 food vendor at the fair. Many things have changed since the 1930s; the bakery has closed, but not the recipe or popularity of Lerch’s Donuts.

Mobile concession trailers are located at the former Hawkins Market (Portage Square Plaza, Wooster, Ohio) and other various locations in season (spring – fall).

donut5Wooster – come for the books,  stay for the donuts.







What is the bakery blogumentary about?

December 22, 2013

This time, the Bakery Blogumentary features Honey Fluff Donuts in Ukiah, California.  In August, we took a road trip from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California.  While driving on Rt 101 near Ukiah, California, we spotted this sign from the road and said, “donuts!” in unison.

IMG_2492  It was lunchtime.  We had to stop. And there were donuts.


And more donuts.



And, I never would have guessed it, but they also had noodle bowls.


And so did we.

DSC01094It’s worth a stop.


What am I celebrating?

June 5, 2013

The new Dunkin Donuts glazed Donut egg and bacon sandwich

Happy National Doughnut Day!

In case anyone missed it on the news, Duncan Donuts came up with a wonderful idea that happens to coincide with this holiday.  Read here from the Boston Herald:

The  . . . coffee and doughnut chain is introducing a new breakfast item that sandwiches cherrywood-smoked bacon slices and pepper fried egg between a sliced glazed doughnut.

The full story is here.

I heard on NPR that this delicacy actually has fewer calories than the chain’s sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.  I’ll take two!


What’s your sign?

April 18, 2012

One of my favorites was a sign I saw outside a restaurant in southern Ohio announcing its policy:

Dirty Ernie’s

Eat here or we’ll come and beat you up!

Unfortunately, I cannot find my photo of it.

These are good, too.