Monday, May 05, 2014

Donuts! Donuts! Donuts!


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Back in the day, when I lived in this neighbourhood, gentrification had not yet arrived and it was known "as a neighbourhood rife with poverty, crime, drugs, homelessness, and large numbers of people living with mental illness."

The only donut shop was a chain called "Country Style Donuts." The shop was completely lacking in ambience unless you consider hard orange plastic seats and harsh florescent lighting the ultimate in décor.

Mistress Maddie has informed me via her post here, that the neighourhood has a new donut shop. Can you guess what it's called?....



The donuts, although more expensive than the usual chain shops ($30 for a dozen donuts!) are made from scratch and the place is getting rave reviews. Not exactly the druggie's donut shop of choice anymore.

Last time I checked, the old "Country Style Donuts" had been made over into an upscale cafe but maybe it's a condo development now. The fleabag flophouse hotel across the street is now a trendy urban hotspot for the artsy crowd. They made a documentary about it. So yes, the neighbourhood has changed but you can now get a decent donut.


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I don't know whether this post is about donuts or gentrification. Or glory holes. I'll leave that up to you, Bitches.

20 comments:

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    did you know that they've used maddies anus as the template for a their donut holes? brilliant marketing device, wouldn't you say?

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    1. NORMA: Is it sprinkled with rimming sugar?

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    2. And colorful sprinkles!!! And as I told Norma, I never did get compensated for supplying such beauty. And the doughnut holes are gin flavored.

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    3. MISTRESS MADDIE: Speaking of rave reviews, your gin-soaked, rimmed and sprinkled “donut” is the talk of the town!

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  2. $30.00 for a dozen doughnuts?

    I can make you fat for half that price.

    Just move to the South.

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    1. AYEM8Y: Promise me that it doesn't involve Paula Deen's Doughnut Burger.

      Or Paula Deen, for that matter.

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    2. My hole never did come cheap.

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  3. But hard orange plastic seats and harsh florescent lighting are the ultimate in décor !

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  4. I would try the donuts — just not anything filled.

    PS: Didn't The Mistress also live in Yorkville?

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    1. LX: Would you like a Jelly?

      I believe you’re thinking of Kensington Market or Cabbagetown or The Beach(es). But not Yorkville.

      Mistress MJ got around.

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    2. A bit sentimental, are we ?

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    3. MAGO: You may have a good point.

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  5. Every ratty neighborhood I've ever lived managed to turn itself around into some glam groovy spot shortly after I left it. I never know if I'm a trailblazer or part of the problem.

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  6. $30 for a dozen the dirty rob dogs, I'd want them decorated with gold leaf for that. 5 for a £1 at Morrisons

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    1. MITZI: You once said, “Never buy your fruit and veg from Morrisons. It goes manky after only a couple of days.”

      Does this apply to their donuts?

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    2. That goes for house plants too, I wanted something bright and gay for the kitchen window ledge, so I bought a chrysanthemum, that was two days ago and now it has started to rot and the buds have gone all floppy. I'd have to be starving to eat a doughnut but my maid of all work, Carmen, likes to indulge in the deep fried sugary baps, I've no complaints about their baked goods, it's all baked in store.

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  7. I am the opposite of Mr Peenee... I am akin to a rat leaving a sinking ship.
    Sx

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    1. MISS SCARLET: Rats leaving a sinking ship?

      Beware the Ship of Ghouls! It's headed to Britain!

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