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Restaurant News: Donuts, Donuts And More Donuts

By Anthony Todd in Food on Feb 3, 2013 7:00PM

The outside of Firecakes Donuts at 68 W. Hubbard. Photo via Facebook.

- The Doughnut Craze just won't stop. First on the list is Firecakes Donuts, from La Madia chef Jonathan Fox. The store opened this week and features a recipe adapted from Fox's wife's great-grandmother, who was a chef at a logging camp in Wisconsin. Grubstreet Chicago has the entire opening menu, which includes 10 different flavors of yeast and cake donuts. The shop serves La Colombe Coffee, opens at 8 a.m. and, following the Doughnut Vault model, will stay open only until everything sells out.

- In other doughnut news, Beavers Coffee and Donuts has opened a new location at the Chicago French Market. You may recognize the name; Beavers Coffee and Donuts truck has been roaming the city for quite a while now. Now they have a really for real location. The store opened on Thursday and is ready to serve all of your commuting-donut needs starting at 7 a.m. every day.

- Some things did happen this week in Chicago food that didn't involve fried pastry. For one, 312 Dining Diva reported that the much-anticipated Tiki bar from mixologist Paul McGee, Three Dots and a Dash, is once again going to be delayed. She reports that it won't open until March. How can we wait that long for our tiki fix? Perhaps the opening was delayed by the fire at Dragon Ranch, or perhaps Mr. McGee is just trying to make sure everything is perfect before they open. Either way, don't hold your breath.