Sometimes, it's a tough decision between sweet and savory in the morning. Do you want something salty and greasy, or just a good old-fashioned sugar high?
Bennison's Bakery in Evanston makes it easy.
On Thursdays through Saturday's, stroll in for the maple flavored, bacon-topped long john donuts. We're talking a full strip of bacon laid lovingly atop a thick smear of maple frosting.
Bennison's started making the donuts a little less than a year ago, after the store owner heard about bacon-topped donuts being sold in Seattle, according to store manager Sam Griffin. They've been popular ever since.
"People just get that for breakfast--it's filling," says Griffin. She recommends pairing it with orange juice or coffee for a complete breakfast. But get there early; Griffin says the donuts usually sell out by 11 a.m.
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