So, here is my journey to get my hands on these donuts:
Woke up a groggy mess
Finally got out of bed - still a groggy mess
Head over to the Gastown hood to meet Sally who tells me Cartems has already sold out of donuts. They opened at 11:00 am! The calvary will bring their reserves at 12:00 pm.
I loiter around Gastown, hitting up a couple of vintage stores.
|The window @ ArtSpeak|
Modest line up starts. Anticipation is building. Yes, I know, these are donuts, for crying out loud. But I heard they are good. Really good.
12:15 ish pm
Doors open, the crowd is happy, we're excited. We want our donuts.
|You can order online in advance and they deliver in the designated area|
Rajesh Narine apologizes and thank us for our patience - he's a nice dude. I didn't have a mean bone in my body for these peeps. I spot the much talked about Earl Grey donut and add them to my 1/2 dozen order. Also included are the Camp Fire, 2 Carrot Cake, and Cinnamon Sugar donut. There was a Slow Heat donut and they sold out of the Maple Bacon Donut. Next time, my friends. Next time.
|These are so good. Earl Grey Donuts - I call them my Crack Donuts. They're addicting. Dangerous. Sigh.|
|And I'll have two of these, please.|
Grocery shopping and wanted to get home so badly to eat my donuts that I forgot to pick up miso paste.
So, now it's me and this box of treasures. Voila - let your eyes feast on these beaut's.
I dig in for the Earl Grey. Slightly euphoric. Delicious, slightly crispy on the outside. Dense. Fragrant.
|Oh yes, you and me.|
There are voices coming from the box. I open it. I could have sworn the carrot cake donut winked at me. I teach that damn thing a lesson and eat it. Wonders if I should call a therapist.
Making tea and the donut box is still open. I am weak. Hand is reaching into the box and it's beyond my control. The Camp Fire donut disappears. This is getting out of hand.
*uck it. See ya later 2nd Earl Grey donut. Now decides to put the box with the remaining donuts at the top of my jacket closet - out of reach. Closes closet. I am safe, for now.