Doughnuts, Sugar Shack, Alexandria, VA

Seems like the new craze for foodies is doughnuts. Old Town Alexandria just got their first gourmet doughnut shop. Sugar Shack open in January in the north end and it has been a big hit. If you go on the weekends, expect long lines; but it is worth the wait!

sugar shack sign

There are a variety of doughnuts to choose from and flavors change daily. Cases are filled with the fresh-baked doughnuts. Making for a bright and colorful display. It is hard to decide which ones to pick. But what ever you end up getting, each bite is happiness in your mouth.

sugar shack donut case

On my visit, I picked out the six doughnuts below. Top row, is the maple-glazed bacon, strawberry-glazed with chocolate chips and the Snicker doughnut with caramel-glazed, chopped peanuts and chocolate drizzle. Bottom row, is the chocolate-glazed doughnut with crushed Butterfingers, crumbled Oreo cookies on top of vanilla-glazed doughnut and Heath bar on top of vanilla-glazed doughnut.

sugar shack assortment donuts

Sugar Shack doughnuts are soft and gooey. My favorite, was the strawberry-glazed doughnut. It would not be the flavor that I would normally pick. But the sweet tartness of the fresh strawberries blended into the sugary glaze was just heavenly.  When you go, make sure you order one of the strawberry-glaze doughnuts made with a variety of  yummy toppings. You will not be disappointed.

The Next Great Bite’s Favorite Bites of 2014

Next-Great-Bite-Best-Bites-of-2014As 2014 come to a close, it is a time to reflect and take a look back on the year. Here are my favorite bites of 2014. They include bites from the DC, Maryland and Virginia area but also some of my travel bites from Charleston, SC, New Orleans, LA and Tampa, FL.

Dining in DC, Maryland and Virginia

Mussels a la Vodka
Graffiato, Washington, DC

Mussels a la Vodka Graffiato, Washington, DC The pot of mussels, shrimp and sausage with the zesty tomato vodka sauce is served with a side of polenta fries, sprinkled with fresh grated parmesan. You may not want to share!

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Dunkin’ Donuts Croissant Donut

Dunkin Donuts Croissant Donut

 

Dunkin’ Donuts has released a croissant donut. It is their version of chef Dominique Ansel’s cronut. Making it now easier for everyone that has a Dunkin’ Donuts near them to try this food craze. And the verdict? The flakiness of the layers makes it fun to eat. The simple glaze doesn’t take away from the donut itself. Although I have never tried the New York City version, I have to imagine it might be better. I think I will stick to Dunkin’ Donut’s plain chocolate glazed donut. Sometimes simple is just better. What is your opinion? Have you tried it? Have you tried the original?