A bacon donut? Why didn’t I think of that?!?!?! Nord’s bakery in Louisville sure did, and it was enough to earn them a spot on the “Kentucky Donut Trial.” Yes, that’s right. The KY Donut Trail actually exists. New York Times writer William Grimes wrote about the Kentucky Donut Trail in 2012. His list included stops in Lexington, Louisville, Danville, Berea, Versailles, and Waynesburg.
But wait… no love for Owensboro?
I don’t know why he didn’t come this far west, but his findings just told us what we already know: local “mom and pop” donut shops are the best. No offense to Dunkin Donuts; I still go there too, especially this time of year to get their pumpkin donuts. Mmm-mmm! But there’s just nothing like the smell of walking into your local donut shop. For my side of town, it’s Koehler’s. East side is Diane’s Bakery Delight’s domain while The Rolling Pin has long been the midtown favorite.
I think we need to overnight a box of Owensboro’s best assorted to Mr. Grimes up in NYC. Bacon aside, I’m pretty confident no matter what his personal donut preferences are, we got him covered. If he likes a lighter, creamier chocolate “long john” frosting, then we’ll give him one from Rolling Pin. If he likes a darker, richer chocolate frosting we’ll send him some Koehler’s. The light, fluffy, regular glazed from Diane’s should win him over for sure.
So what do you think, Owensboro? Should we petition Mr. Grimes to get him to come back to the ‘boro? Or take it upon ourselves to put Owensboro on the KY Donut Trail?