So yeah, let me obligatorily offer the qualifier that the above-featured confection may not be suitable to everyone’s taste, but for me since first hearing about Nickel Diner’s bacon maple doughnut I’ve been jonesing to try one — a dream finally realized this early morning when five of us pedaled from Silver Lake for a re-do of the infamous Ten Bridges Bike Ride.
Since the Nickel was conveniently on our way, I directed us to a stop at the eatery where for $4 I was delivered a box bearing two of the beauties. With real bacon crumbled upon a moist and gooey maple-glazed circle of fried dough, they are unique to say the least — and one was enough. Seriously, I transported the second one the length of the ride and home to my wife Susan, who sampled it but said it wasn’t her style. But then she’s the kind of person who can’t stand pancake syrup coming in contact with anything else on her breakfast plate, whereas I am not such a syrup segregationalist.
Nickel Diner, 524 S. Main St., Tues – Sun, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Tues – Sat, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.