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Monday, January 23, 2012

Eating Elsewhere: Munster Donut

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  • Rich Sula
  • A dozen from Munster Donut

Attempting a preblizzard surgical strike on Three Floyd's Brewpub Friday afternoon didn't seem like such a smart plan at about 1:30, when I fishtailed onto Calumet Avenue for the journey home. I was already wondering if I'd eventually need to go all To Build A Fire on my brother, when we spotted the Munster Donut sign high up through the whiteout. After smoked octopus, chicken liver, and duck breast with grits, doughnuts were the last thing I was concerned with, but he insisted, and hours later when we slowed to a crawl on the expressway at 18th Street, it was an apparently prescient move. $6.99 a dozen is a small price to pay to avoid cannibalizing your family.

What was remarkable about these was their impressive crust that yielded onto a moist cakey interior. That was particularly true of the ragged-looking sour creams that crunched audibly over the dense core. Maybe that's why they were still reasonably enjoyable the following day.

This joint has been in operation since 1969, and while it's no Old Fashioned Donuts, or even on par with Dat Donut for that matter, for a 24-hour operation it makes for a nice one-two punch with TFB (especially after a few Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerkers) or even post casino high jinks at the Horseshoe Casino Hammond.

Munster Donut, 1814 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN 219-836-1709

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