Last week YA and I had dinner out with friends of ours. In the course of the evening I mentioned that my last program was coming up – a warehouse run for which I always buy donuts for the warehouse crew. This led to our friends sending us a Star Tribune article from a couple of weeks back that listed the top donut shops in the Twin Cities AND a lengthy discussion of their favorite donut place: Mel-O-Glaze.
Mel-O-Glaze has been around for sixty years and I’ve driven by it numerous times but never in the morning, which is when my donut-desiring genes normally kick in. Most of my routines are south and southwest of my place, so I have to make a decision to go someplace east and it doesn’t happen on a regular basis.
But after listening to rave reviews for a good ten minute, I determined to make a different decision. I went east the next morning, timing my trip to about the time they opened. This turned out not to be the best time to go…. although they were open, they weren’t really up to speed yet. An hour later would probably have been better.
There were enough to choose from however. When the owner, Paulette, came out from the back I told her it was my first time. She quickly ran to the back and when she returned she had a donut hold that she gave me as a sample. It’s easy to see how people say these are addictive. In fact, even though I’m not usually a donut-hole fan, I bought six, along with another donut for myself and one for YA. The donut holes didn’t even make it back home. So now in addition to Sunrise Donuts, Bogarts Donuts, Sunrise Breads and, of course, Dunkin, I’ll be adding Mel-O-Glaze to my roster of donut place. Guess I’ll be going east a little more often now.
Any embarrassment of riches in your world?