On Monday, however, you’ll look inside yourself and realize something is missing.
That something: a tempura-battered, deep-fried doughnut breakfast sandwich.
Fortunately, at that precise moment, Bleeding Heart Bakery & Café will debut in West Town. Timing is everything when it comes to deep-fried doughnut sandwiches.
Michelle and Vinny Garcia—the genial, inked-up Kurt and Courtney of televised baking competitions—teamed with the guys from the Fifty/50 and Roots Pizza for something that’s part diner, part bakery, part ice cream shop, part coffee bar, part laboratory run by anarchist bakers. The walls are black and hot pink; the chairs the color of bumper cars. In short, it’s where Willy Wonka would brunch with those nice boys from A Clockwork Orange.
You’ll come when it’s tragically late (they’ll be open 24 hours on weekends) and you’ll need a warm, fried-to-order doughnut before something seriously bad happens. Order The Death of John Waters: The Divine Doughnut—maple-whiskey-soaked doughnut with a candied bacon crust—then say a tiny prayer to whatever whiskey-doughnut god you worship.
Suitably calm, you’ll navigate between fried green tomato benedicts, chocolate brioche french toast, bratwurst skillets and salted caramel waffles.
Waffles being the new doughnuts.