Tag Archives: Chocolate

Tobies in Hinkely, Minnesota

Halfway between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Hayward, Wisconsin is Hinkley, Minnesota and Tobies Restaurant & Bakery.  There was a crush of customers, so no time to talk with the doughnut-makers, but their work is clearly popular.   The raised chocolate doughnut is a slightly sweet white bun with a heavy spread of medium-dark chocolate frosting; the cake […]

Dough in Brooklyn

DOUGH gets great reviews. Rated #1 by Village Voice last year .  I just recently heard of them, via Laughing Man Coffee (Hugh Jackman’s place in Tribeca) so rode out to Bed-Stuy to sample the fare this morning.  The dough at Dough is big & yeasty — reminded me of wonderfully rich fresh bread, made […]

Outside the Parkside Cafe in Stinson Beach

In the shadow of Mount Tam, in Stinson Beach, California, is the Parkside Cafe.  They make small cake doughnuts here in small batches, using the small deep fryer that sits on the counter outside the main restaurant.  In the early morning, the locals mill about, possibly drawn by the smell of fresh coffee and doughnuts. […]