Doughnut shops in Southern California are like bagel shops on Long Island. They're everywhere, and they're all the rage.
If you're thinking about moving west to start up a doughnut shop, don't bother. There aren't enough nouns or adjectives left to precede the word "Donuts."
What does this have to do with Long Island? Keep reading.
Inside these doughnut shops is something we need here on Long Island: the maple doughnut. Oh sweet buttery deity of your choosing, it's a culinary delight.
It's maple icing sitting atop a doughnut, or cruller or longjohn/stick/bar (you know, those ones that look like a mini baguette). This maple icing is thick and deep and makes you think someone stuck Mrs. Butterworth in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Will someone reading this who has the necessary baking equipment please man up and start making these for Long Islanders to enjoy?
Word on the street is that Canadian-based coffee shop Tim Horton's is opening shop inside Nassau Coliseum. They rock a good maple doughnut.
If other locales exist somewhere out here beyond the wannabe maple-frosted doughnuts at select Dunkin Donuts, please share the wealth.