Monday, February 19, 2007

So much for weekly posts...SORRY!!! Have I taken those pictures of what I am knitting? NO!! I suck! I went to visit family this weekend in Portland (ME), it was SPA weekendl, and I spent all of 30 minutes there. Sorry, I just love my family more than knitting!! But, MUCH knitting happened this weekend. I worked on 2 socks and that cool Knitty scarf thing in Cascade 220...yah, so I get up at 5:30 this morning to head back here, and I take a few minutes to watch my bro do his weather forecast on the TV and then me and that cute dog hit the road. We stop at my favorite Mobil station that has every flavor of green mountain coffee known to man, and then we go get donuts at Tony's. For the record? I do not eat donuts. I abhor Dunkin Donuts donuts. But Tony's? WOW!! If you know me, you know that I do not like sweets. I purchased 2 glazed donuts and an apple turnover for $2.45. Seriously!!
Tony's Donuts, on Bolton Street off of outer Congress, has been dipping yummy, priced-to-move donuts in boiling oil since 1965. One of only a handful of hand-cut donut shops remaining in Maine, Tony's was founded by Antonio Fournier, a donut-obsessed Italian who ran two donut shops in Portland before settling into Tony's 40 years ago. Sadly, Antonio passed away this past August, but his children still oversee the cutting and frying of about 300 dozen old-school donuts a day. Like a lot here, the old family recipe hasn't changed, says Tony's son Rick Fournier. Just don't ask for any ingredient secrets - they could tell you, but, well, you know. If you're in the neighborhood, drop by. A visit to Tony's doesn't cost much - donuts here are priced at 70 cents; a 10 ounce cup of Joe is one dollar. We're partial to the molasses glazed donut, with real molasses, that Rick himself developed about a decade ago. But, shocker, the young Fournier says the real big seller here is the regular plain donut. Ah, city by the sea, you're so old fashioned.
For those of you looking to charm someone on pocket change, Tony's stays open for thrifty dates until 8 pm every night except for Wednesday and Friday, when they close at 7 pm. Why Wednesday and Friday? No clue.
Tony's Donuts is located at 9 Bolton Street, in Portland | 207.772.2727

Yah, so I will *try* to post some actual knitting pics this week....xo

1 comment:

Amanda1 said...

Whew, you're back! I was hoping you'd keep you Blog going!

Hope to see you tomorrow at B&N.