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Old 09-10-2013, 07:07 AM   #51
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A small privately owned donut shop recently opened up down the street. I bought a half dozen assorted and OMG, were they good. Each one (even the cake) were light and soft and not too sweet. I sure hope that they do well, because we are severely lacking donut shops here. We have some DD, and they are ok, but not what I consider a great donut.

We have Krispy Kreme downtown where you can get fresh made donuts but, even their fresh ones I'd put a step below DD, everything they have is too sweet (and anyone who knows me knows how much I like sweets!), and they have no idea what a cruller is, they think that it is a pretty shaped cake dount! Their crullers and cake donuts taste the same, like a Little Debbie dunkin' stick!
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #52
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Probably a Dunkin' Donuts PF! Just like "Chickenman"!


Minot is a bit far for me to want to drive 1850 miles for a meet-up, no matter HOW much fun you guys all are! Now if we picked a place a little more centered it might be nice, but with as far spread as we are maybe two "conventions" held at the same time, one centered east of the Mississippi and one west? We could pull them together via an internet connection and be in two places at once!
Minot picked because of the Scandinavian festival that is held there--not because of its location! I'd pick Finger Lakes region myself.
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Minot picked because of the Scandinavian festival that is held there--not because of its location! I'd pick Finger Lakes region myself.
Oh, I know that! But I'm thinking if we ever plan a meet-up again it might be fun to pick two food-centric locations, one each east and west. Get it far enough east and even someone like Gravy Queen might be able to hop over the pond. Although a single location somewhere else might work too. Finger Lakes has wine, KC has BBQ, Charleston has lowcountry, Montreal & Quebec have European... Just a little late-night dreaming.
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...We have Krispy Kreme downtown where you can get fresh made donuts but, even their fresh ones I'd put a step below DD, everything they have is too sweet (and anyone who knows me knows how much I like sweets!), and they have no idea what a cruller is...
KK donuts look like plastic dollhouse food to me! Nothing yummy about their appearance. This new place we're getting? They KNOW crullers! I'd bettr get back on the recumbent bike or I'll look like a bowling pin...
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Montreal, Quebec also has decent local wine and wonderful ice wine & ice cider.
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Oh, I know that! But I'm thinking if we ever plan a meet-up again it might be fun to pick two food-centric locations, one each east and west. Get it far enough east and even someone like Gravy Queen might be able to hop over the pond. Although a single location somewhere else might work too. Finger Lakes has wine, KC has BBQ, Charleston has lowcountry, Montreal & Quebec have European... Just a little late-night dreaming.
I went to university in Quebec City--love Quebec City. There are lots of great places to eat. One of my favourites for brunch was Le Cochon Dingue (http://www.cochondingue.com/media/pd...jeuner_FRA.pdf) which was 5 minutes walk from my apartment off of Sault-au-Matelot. I loved the eggs benedict with smoked salmon and cheese.
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I went to university in Quebec City--love Quebec City. There are lots of great places to eat. One of my favourites for brunch was Le Cochon Dingue (http://www.cochondingue.com/media/pd...jeuner_FRA.pdf) which was 5 minutes walk from my apartment off of Sault-au-Matelot. I loved the eggs benedict with smoked salmon and cheese.
Even though I grew up in Maine, I have never been to Quebec. One of these years if we drive back to Maine instead of flying we definitely want to go to Quebec city!
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Even though I grew up in Maine, I have never been to Quebec. One of these years if we drive back to Maine instead of flying we definitely want to go to Quebec city!
You need to do the drive around the Gaspe peninsula to Quebec City and then to Montreal, back through Vermont (I'm thinking fall foliage time!) You'd love it!
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You need to do the drive around the Gaspe peninsula to Quebec City and then to Montreal, back through Vermont (I'm thinking fall foliage time!) You'd love it!
That would be heaven, autumn in New England and Canada is amazing!
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That would be heaven, autumn in New England and Canada is amazing!
If you do decide to do this trip, you will have to let me know, so we can get together in Montreal.
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