The Slow and Savory Review
In search of new and exciting sweets, Brandy stumbled across Firecakes Donuts, or rather she stumbled in front of them when they were presenting at this year's Chicago Gourmet. In a sea of donuts that were presented this year, Firecakes stuck out in Brandy's mind as the best, as their flavors were exciting, yet approachable, so she decided to seek out their home base for some inspiration.
Firecakes, as it turned out, has a small store front just off the corner of Hubbard and Clark. There was enough room for a few people to move about comfortably in front of the display counter, though the only place to stay and enjoy one's donuts was outside at the tables in the small side walk patio enclosure. Still, the atmosphere was quite a bit more welcoming than certain vault-like donut shops and Brandy loved that all of the wears were on full display while not overwhelming the customer with choices.
Brandy was sure that the donuts from Firecakes would be a success at the annual Ex-Pat Thanksgiving dinner as she didn't have a single one she disliked. Great quality ingredients, generous portions, adorable yet simple decorations, and a cheerful and helpful staff meant that even though the donuts were a little on the pricey side, they were well justified. "It may shock one or two of the Ex-Pats at first to see donuts at dinner," said Brandy, "But if they insist on labeling me as the most American in the bunch, then they should be pleased. After all, what's more American than a deep fried dessert?"
The Short and Sweet Review