Homer Simpson would salivate knowing how trendy doughnuts are in Chicago. Mmm… doughnuts. Springtime saw the opening of River North’s Doughnut Vault, the Cookie Bar’s doughnut offshoot Dirty Betty’s and many other bakeries serving up the fried delights. Long lines usually wrap around the Vault’s storefront with customers patiently waiting to devour double-chocolate, vanilla-glazed or daily special doughnuts before they sell out. Everyone loves doughnuts, but with such a high amount of trans fat, eating a lot of them will probably kill you. There are worse ways to go, we suppose.
Best of Chicago 2011