I woke up this morning craving iced coffee and a glazed donut. There’s a Dunkin’ Donuts just up the road, but I was thinking of something more special from the Donut Shack in Severna Park, MD. Kevin got up before me (like every morning) and when I went downstairs he already had a pot of tea made for us. 🙂 Maybe we’ll swing by the Donut Shack later in the day. Oh wait! It’s Sunday, football’s on all day! Will have to trick Kevin into leaving the house. (more…)
Kevin and I just got back this morning from our long weekend in Portland, OR. Have you guys been? It’s a lovely city – lots of good food, coffee, beer, cocktails, bridges (so many bridges!!!) and great weather! I didn’t know much about Portland before our trip and planned out our days and more importantly our meals each morning by ear, asking people along the way for recommendations. All I knew was everyone was telling us to go to Voodoo Doughnut and Pok Pok. Ever the good listener, as soon as we checked-in we headed straight for doughnuts and coffee then walked over a bridge for some delicious Thai cuisine. By the way, why are there so many Thai restaurants in Portland? I don’t remember seeing a single Chinese takeaway over there, everything was Thai!
People usually go to Federal Hill at night for the bars, but I like to go there in the day for lunch or a hot cup of coffee and a big plate full of beignets. What? Coffee and beignets in Fed Hill? Oh you didn’t know?!?! To be fair, neither did I until a few weeks ago 😛
We happened to be in Fed Hill one morning and we were looking for a coffee shop. Spoons Cafe was just the place. It’s a charming breakfast/lunch spot on 24 E. Cross St., between Pub Dog and The Stalking Horse. I’ve passed by Spoons many times, but its usually after they are closed for the day. So I was happy to be in the neighborhood while they were still open.
We weren’t particularly hungry that morning, but after a quick look down the menu, one item caught our attention. “O-NUTS baltimore-style cinnamon beignets topped with powdered sugar.” Let’s see – I love Baltimore. I love beignets. I love powdered sugar. One order of O-NUTS please! 😀