Here in Witch City, we are certainly one of many bustling towns "running on Dunkin'". You can't really consider yourself a true New Englander unless you've dipped a glazed doughnut in your morning coffee or hot chocolate. Just the thought alone invites warmth and comfort to a chilly, oceanfront, wintry day. However, in true Salem Sips fashion, we're here to highlight "Locals" and your favorite original spots in town.
A hundred DD's aside, we have Ziggy's to brag about, with their quirky savory shapes in sugary chocolate form. But what if, on a Sunday morning, you want to slowly indulge and savor that sweet-fried-doughy bite with a mimosa? Or a spiked hot chocolate? Or an Apple Toddy? You could bring a dozen doughnuts to to a bar to share with friends and staff, but honestly, it's frowned upon to bring food to a place that, well, serves food.
The solution to this, as part of a sweeping #doughnutnation, has just arrived in Salem. In our ever trendy, yet amazingly original and creative city, comes 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar's Pop-Up Sunday Morning Doughnut Bar, already approaching it's fifth week.
Their weekly changing menu features four different house made fresh doughnuts and accompanying tiny bites, Sundays only, from 9 am till noon (or until they run out), for take out or eat in, with coffee, cappuccino, or house made hot chocolate. Pastry Chef Erin's creations are unique and delectable; a pleasure to all of your doughnut craving senses, and unparalleled in regards to the drive-thru world.
From 10 am until noon, the bar is open to pair your selection with a specialty cocktail, spicy Bloody Mary, or tea-infused mimosa. An insider tip: ask for your hot chocolate spiked with Solerño, a blood orange liqueur, topped with fresh whipped cream and orange zest.
Chef Erin tells us that many themed doughnut days are being planned. Look for a DIY Doughnut Topping Day, Savory Doughnuts (umm.. eggs & bacon?), a Bubbly Bar, Staff Inspired Flavors, a hashtag photo contest, and a Valentine's Chocolate Menu. Tell us in the comments... what theme or flavor do you want to see?
Our lovely and vibrant city does not fall short in the brunch and cocktails arena, as many noteworthy restaurants offer Eggs Benny and Bloodies. But for Booze and Doughnuts, 62 Restaurant is serving these two in favorable form. Share your visit with these hashtags: #62doughnutbar and #62doughnutlife for a chance to be reposted! Doughnuts aren't just for coffee dipping, my friends.