CHERRY BOMBS – Glazed Cherry Topped Holes, Cinnamon, Sugar & Cake Mix Topping
GRANNY’S PIE – Caramel, Pecans, Bananas & Graham Cracker
THE PUDDIN’ – Cream Filled, Cream Cheese Icing, Bananas & Vanilla Wafers
Having essentially hopped of the plane making a Bee-line to the public house just six days prior, a lack of dessert at East Side King proved a fortunate excuse to take a short walk to the silver Airstream Trailer on 1st for something(s) sweet, a few shops and galleries along the way making the trip all the better. Serving under the slogan of “Big. Fat. Donuts.” and sporting only a three person line on arrival it was to a wide selection of items and friendly service that I’d again find myself greeted and after brief perusal of how best to experience an adequate sampling my $14 plan was hatched – one standard, one filled, and one container of holes to go…the piping hot order bagged and ready to go in ten minutes flat. Planning on a “some for now and the rest for later” approach it was with the puddin’ that I began but with light cream juxtaposing dense banana custard in the leavened pocket my ‘plan’ quickly dissolved…the Styrofoam tray empty as sticky yeasted cherry pie balls were being individually forked into my waiting mouth, the flavor harkening memories of fresh cherries, funfetti cake, and a campfire pie all at once. At this point clearly running on a sugar high it was with blatant disregard for health or later plans for dinner that I delved into my third clamshell – a fortuitous case of accidentally saving the best for last as “Granny’s Pie” proved far better than anything my grandmother – an accomplished savory cook in her own right – had ever prepared for dessert, the warm donut buried beneath sliced fruit, toasted pecans, crumbled cinnamon grahams, and a landslide of salty caramel proving a masterpiece of taste, texture, and Big. Fat. Delicious. Gluttony.