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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #105 on: June 02, 2018, 09:56:41 PM »
So.....if we were to come up with our own Duval Donut Trail, what donut shops deserve to be on the trail?

My first entry is Sweet Theory. The donuts are huge and tasty and they come up with new things to try. Had a mojito donut last week which was pretty good.
(Disclaimer: The girls make a care package for me every week. One of the few perks of being a mailman.)

I have been meaning to check out Sweet theory, but really wish they opened earlier. Cinnatis is still on my list but in preparation for my Charleston Trip, I have had to go  heavy on the cardio,light on the carbio the last few weeks.

This is appalling! You are our mayor!

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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2018, 01:59:36 PM »
The Mayor is back in Town....

I know there are Legions of you waiting for the latest updates...so just a little patience.  And, for those of you who sit at work, refreshing looking for my latest posts....understandable,but you need to get a life.

First the good news. Since I managed  to hit my favorite donut shop while in Charleston, I can expense the trip on the voters dime. Call it a fact finding mission. Whatever. Ah, politics.

Now, the better news.No, nothing as trivial as the US/NK summit being on. Real news. The Blueberry Cake is still on the Good Dough menu! And, they brought the Monte Cristo back for June. Damn, it is great to be me.

Now for the bad news. I really pushed the envelope in Charleston so I will need to ease back into the pastry department. However, I expect to resume full Mayoral duties soon.

Remember, my mouth may be full, but my ears are always open.


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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #107 on: June 12, 2018, 05:02:07 PM »
Evidently, due to a new cleanse/detox in my household, I may be lucky to have anything but algae (only half kidding)for dinner the next few weeks, so I am loading up and hitting Sweet Theory tomorrow while I still can.

Can any regulars give me an idea if they sell out of stuff early? Not sure how popular it is on weekdays but I will likely not be able to get there until after 10....


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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #108 on: June 12, 2018, 09:19:19 PM »
You should be fine before 3
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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #109 on: June 13, 2018, 10:43:17 AM »
And the mayor has finally been to Sweet Theory. The official review......

First, I loved the interior....my kind of place. Slightly odd furniture set up...must be fun when it is busy.
Second, a very nice young lady helped me...A+ service so massive tip. (funny how that works)

I went with the intention of trying the donuts....and left with donuts....some kind of muffin/doughnut....coffee cake....and the biggest cinnamon roll in the history of pastrykind. Yeah, I hit it hard. Too hard. I could use the pastry box for curls.Thank god this place isn't in San Marco or instead of your lean mean mayor machine, I would be trying out for the Jags O-line.

But anyway....

I tried a chocolate frosted donut (very good) and a jam filled (out of this world).

The muffin/donut was very good as well...it was like a nice cake donut with cinnamon sugar in the shape of a muffin.

Cinnamon roll is obscenely good and may need to be outlawed.

And to top it off, the cinnamon coffee cake is incredible. (yes, I have a cinnamon fetish)

This place just doesn't get added to the donut passport, it needs its own passport. Unreal. It gets the Mayoral medal of honor.

Ok, so now I have to stare at a huge box of partially eaten pastries (I could eat for a week)while I prepare for workout of the day #2 which will now be extra painful. Screw whoever recommended this place ;D


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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2018, 07:37:39 AM »
You're welcome.  :P

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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #111 on: June 14, 2018, 07:48:49 AM »
You're welcome.  :P

warming up the coffee cake now :)

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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #112 on: June 14, 2018, 10:07:43 AM »
You're welcome.  :P

warming up the coffee cake now :)

Your doughnut sugar crash must be exquisite...  ;D
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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #113 on: June 14, 2018, 10:23:48 AM »
You're welcome.  :P

warming up the coffee cake now :)

Your doughnut sugar crash must be exquisite...  ;D

No worries.......moderation is the key. Well, yesterday probably wouldn't qualify as moderate :)
I'm actually a semi health nut. Mayor of the Donut District is just my part time gig.....I am also the Baron of Blending. The Vitamix is one of the best "investments" I've ever made.....

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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #114 on: June 27, 2018, 09:47:38 PM »
So I've been hearing from friends and family along with this forum about this Good Dough Doughnut place. My gold standard for artisan doughnuts is this hole-in-a-wall in New York City that will remain nameless but next week I'll finally go over there and see how it stacks up to my go-to haunts. I'm a yeast doughnut kinda guy and I'll be looking for texture and proofing as well as creative flavors but I'll check out some cake ones for balance.

Locals and ex-pats tend to bemoan and be frustrated about what Jacksonville could have or should have but the city has made some great culinary strides over the past decade: better coffee, better steaks, better ramen, better rooftop bars, and I guess better doughnuts. I think you appreciate the changes more when you're living away because you're not exposed daily to the drip-drip-drip pace of progress

Anyway, there will be no losers in this competition and the big winner will be me. I'll probably check out Sweet Theory while I'm in town too.


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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #115 on: June 29, 2018, 01:49:18 PM »
Life is sometimes about difficult decisions and living with the consequences of our actions.
The Blueberry cake donut will not be on Good Dough's July menu and I haven't had any recently due to what will be referred to as the "Sweet Theory incident". Now I am running out of time.

This is a tough one. To BBC or not to BBC? That is the question. To make matters worse, next week they are offering a homemade "ice cream doughwich". Damn them.

And people probably think my life is pretty easy. How wrong they are.

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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #116 on: July 28, 2018, 02:17:51 PM »
With a heavy heart, I have to admit my failure as mayor of the Donut District as it appears we are back to one shop. However, as is common in government, pathetic performance just leads to being shuffled to a different department.

Thus, I have accepted the position of mayor of the coffee district!

Hey...I didn't get a harumph out of one of you.
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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #117 on: August 03, 2018, 09:34:36 AM »
Let's talk about something important. Such as...the August menu for Good dough. After A dud July, August has the long awaited return of the  French Toast! Or, for you over the top patriots, the Freedom Toast! Eat a couple of these, and it is mission accomplished, baby.
There is also a key lime pie that caught me eye. Yes, I am even a poet. Is there nothing I can't do?

As I age and grow up (ba ha ha ha), I have realized that I may be setting a bad example by talking about eating pastries all the time and I want people to eat responsibly. People must think I weigh 300 pounds.The key to life is to eat as many pastries as you can but don't look like you do. Thus, my donut updates will now include a health tip! Please....try to contain your excitement. As many know from my posts,  I obsess about keeping expenses low and investing. But what good is being wealthy if you are not healthy? Poet..or maybe a rapper?

When it comes to healthy,cost effective(we are talking crazy cheap),quick and keeping one full (besides helping weight loss,can be included with cost effective as well) , I find it hard to beat the bowl of oatmeal with chia seeds and a dash of cinnamon. I eat oatmeal almost every day.And, very flexible to add additional things for additional nutrition/taste so it doesn't get too boring.



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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #118 on: August 11, 2018, 01:04:28 PM »
Mrs SMM was feeling a little wild and  crazy this morning so we decided to head all the way to Sweet Theory. One cool part of the trip was that when  we were stopped at a light....I told her shhhhh.....look....Hipsters! She was fascinated!

But anyway...there was a decent line but nothing crazy. However, I could see there were only 2 cinnamon rolls left. So after delivering a silent F-Bomb, I started scouting the people ahead of me trying to determine what they were likely to order. Of course, being the analyst that I am, I also started calculating the odds of both being sold before it was our turn based upon number of customers and expected daily sales. I had just finished my formula but it was our turn and there was one left! Thank you pastry gods!

I know this is fascinating all ready, but it gets better. I know...hard to believe it gets better.
Behind us was this guy in a Yankee cap and he looked like he was eyeballing the cinnamon rolls too. When we put in our order I waited until the end and then gave a "oh, and a cinnamon roll" and gave the guy a little grin. Ha ha ha. The Sox swept their ass at Fenway last week and now the annoying Sox couple grabs the last cinnamon roll! Tough week, sucker.

That just put the 'Sweet' in Sweet Theory.

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Re: Good Dough Doughnuts !?!
« Reply #119 on: September 18, 2018, 08:47:23 AM »
I have Big news. This is Huge. No, this is Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge news.

Good Dough has a Boston Creme donut this month. Since this is my favorite donut (no, not because of the name....well,maybe partially), I have been waiting for this day. I actually didn't believe it was true but they are real and they are spectacular.

I just treated two of them like the Jags just treated the Pats.