This Saturday morning, I finally visited Paula’s Donuts.
Around here, everyone seems to agree that Paula’s are the best. However, there are only two locations, both of which are in the Northtowns. Serious bummer. (Or necessary obstacle, due to my severe lack of self-control around sweets.)
As chance would have it, I scheduled a dinner date with some of our friends in Kenmore Friday night, and it also just happened that two of the four of us had to also be at the Niagara Falls Reserve Station at 9 a.m. the following morning. Andrew Bair, a dear friend from ROTC, and I were scheduled to do our semi-annual muster (a.k.a. paperwork), so I arranged to spend the night at their place after we wrapped up our evening.
After both Andrews, Liza and myself enjoyed Greek food, some Elmwood Avenue-walking and Vera Pizzaria cocktails (a blog post itself!), I said goodbye to Andrew and settled in on their air mattress. (Admittedly strange staying without one’s spouse when you’re just 20 miles away, but it made sense.)
So, the next morning, the least we could do was stop off at Paula’s, which is just down the road from their home.
I don’t know that they’re famous for any particular flavor or type of donut–just that they ARE famous and the line forming as early as 7:30 on a Saturday proves that.
I’ve actually had Paula’s once before when a teacher brought them to school for us, but I’d never been there myself. I do, however, remember their Red Velvet donuts and knew THAT was the flavor I’d be getting. Or at least one of the flavors…
Another favorite donut flavor of mine is Sour Cream, so I opted to try one of those, too. The picture doesn’t lie; these donuts are pretty large and their crumb is just phenomenal. Let’s just say that their texture and flavor makes eating a Dunkin’ Donut taste like a sponge. Seriously. (And I actually LIKE Dunkin’!)
I was good and only ate half of each…and of course bagged up the rest for later.
I just cannot even stress how good these are. I may or may not be planning a repeat visit sometime in next month ;)