Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rachael wants my donuts!


I live in a really weird Brooklyn neighborhood, surrounded by drunk Irishmen, junkies, Asian immigrants, Mafia gangsters and women in burquas. No wonder I'm always in the middle of an identity crisis.

One thing my neighborhood has to boast for itself, however, is the food. There is a lot of food here, most of it delectable and just about all of it at least 30% less expensive than Manhattan - probably because it fell off a truck, but we try not to talk about that. For a foodie who usually can't stop stuffing his face long enough to burp, it's heaven living here. Some of the restaurants in my neighborhood are a little scary, but as long as you remember not to use your credit card in any of the Italian places, you are generally fine.

One of my favorite little haunts is Mike's Donut Shop, just up the street from us. It's a small, independent donut shop where they do the baking right on the premises. Who needs Krispy Kreme? Mike's Donuts are delicious, and available to me at intervals when I decide I'm too depressed to get on the subway without a little bag of sugary treats to keep me warm and fat.

And Mike's is cheap! You can go in there and order several coffees and half a dozen donuts, and the bill will come to some ridiculously low price. One time I brought a Manhattanite friend in there for a snack. He ordered a large latte, I had a regular coffee and we each had several donut treats. My friend was in a generous mood and decided to treat me. The cashier told him "$2.50."

"No, I want to pay for his too."

"$2.50."

"Each?"

"No, $2.50." The cashier was starting to look annoyed, so I hissed at my friend just to give the guy $3.00.

I passed by Mike's today while I was out doing errands, and saw a sign in their window to watch for them on Rachael Ray's show this week! Yes, Gentle Readers, my girlfriend Rachael Ray has finally discovered Mike's Donuts.

It's one of those days when all is right with the world.

18 comments:

lulu said...

Or all wrong with the world, because the masses of Rachael Ray fans will be lined up and waiting for donuts every day for months.

Coaster Punchman said...

Evil evil evil!!!

Dino aka Katy said...

mhhh coffee and donuts sounds really good right now

Coaster Punchman said...

Plus, I think they even make breakfast bagels with eggs, cheese & bacon.

Mmmmmmmmm, bacon....

Unfortunately there is no Chinese take-out at Mike's.

Dale said...

There goes the neighborhood! I'll send you some bacon and bandaids Lulu for causing you that headache the other day. I'm nicer than Rachael Ray. E.V.O.O.!

Coaster Punchman said...

That's the final straw, Dale. No Mike's Donuts for you!

Tenacious S said...

Only thing almost as good as bacon is donuts.

Coaster Punchman said...

Do you think someone will come up with bacon-bit donuts? Maybe we can make a fortune....

Beth said...

I want a Mike's Donut! That does it; I'll be in NYC this spring, and I'll treat you.

Old Lady said...

But a bacon bit bagel sounds good, though not kosher!

Coaster Punchman said...

Ok, Beth, you can take my order now. I'll have a Boston Cream (with an extra for George) and a coconut glazed. Coffee light & sweet, please.

Old Lady, if you want to talk Kosher nightmare, let me tell you about my favorite dim sum treat: shrimp piece wrapped in bacon, deep fried and then dipped in mayo. Out of this world!

Tenacious S said...

OMG! Boston Creme is my favorite! Mmmmmmm, donuts.

Coaster Punchman said...

Ten-S, ask Jane about "smellular" sometime.

Eebie said...

I too love Rachel Ray. She's hot. You know how to pick 'em.

GrizzBabe said...

$2.50?!? I buy two donuts and an oragne juice at my favorite bakery and it costs me $2.28. And I live in a place where the cost of living is waaaaay below New York City's. That just ain't right.

Coaster Punchman said...

Eebie, thank you for being on the side of righteousness.

Grizzbabe, I'm telling you, Brooklyn food is (mob) magic!

"jew" "girl" said...

don't you love fat food finds? they're the best, especially for food whoreenas like us!

Coaster Punchman said...

Food whoreenas, that's rich. I'll use that! Thanks KS!