The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Recently I rounded up five Long Island bakeries making great doughnuts. This morning I found myself at Dunkin Donuts in Hewlett. I ordered a raised sugar doughnut. It was fluffy but not so light as to be easily squished; a fine dusting of sugar contrasted nicely with the not-too-sweet interior. This was one fine doughnut, for $1.09. And there are thousands like it all over Long Island.
As I wandered this Island in search of doughnuts, I learned that most of the best purveyors sell out early. If you want a doughnut after lunch or after sunset you will probably have to settle for one thats more than six hours old. I guess I never really appreciated Dunkin Donuts credo, that Its time to make the doughnuts all day long.