Free Mini Jimmy Donuts at Federal Donuts

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The original Federal Donuts in Pennsport reopened this morning after a couple week break for cleaning and repairs. But since this is Federal Donuts we’re talking about, you just knew it wouldn’t just be business as usual. Tomorrow, August 29th, the 2nd Street shop will be offering complimentary mini-donuts with jimmies.

Get there early if you want them.

Federal Donuts – Pennsport [Foobooz]

Top Chef Donuts at The Gaslight Today

stackeddonuts-gaslight-squareTop Chef contestant Stephanie Cmar is in town today at castmate Jason Cichonski’s Gaslight in Old City. Cmar is in the midst of a national pop-up tour for her Stacked Donuts and Trademark Tarts. The pastry chef is joined by Justin Burke-Sansom to form Party of Two. The pair have been popping up in Boston every week for the past five months offering their Stacked Donuts and Trademark Tarts. They have now joined forces and are working as a collaborative.

Today they will be offering three donuts and two types of tarts, starting at 11 a.m. Each sweet treat is $3 and is cash only. Get there early, there are only 100 donuts and 80 tarts to go around.

Gaslight [Foobooz]

Federal Donuts Introduces New Fancy Flavors

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Old-Fashioned Chocolate and Salted Tehina are two of the new flavors now available at all Federal Donuts locations. The Old-Fashioned Chocolate is the shop’s first and only chocolate cake batter donut, so if you know what’s good for you, you should be running out the door now to get your fair share. Federal Donut has shops located in Pennsport, Center City, University City and West Poplar.

Federal Donuts [Official]

West Poplar Federal Donuts Has Softly Opened

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The latest location of Federal Donuts is now open at the corner of 7th and Fairmount in the West Poplar neighborhood. It is the biggest Federal Donuts yet, complete with 40-seats, a parking lot and a walk-in refrigerator roughly the same size as the Pennsport original. Business was steady when I checked it out this morning. I was able to try several of the new flavor donuts including a lemon sugar hot donut, chocolate glazed (yes, FedNuts now has chocolate donuts) and a new Thai curry dry-dusted fried chicken.

I was also lucky enough to try the fried chicken donut sandwich that Federal Donuts will be preparing on Saturday, June 7th for their grand opening.

Behold the Federal Donuts fried chicken donut sandwich »

Newest and Biggest Federal Donuts Sets Opening Date

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On Saturday, June 7th, Federal Donuts opens its largest store yet at 701 N 7th Street. Partners Tom Henneman, Bob Logue, Steve Cook, Michael Solomonov and Felicia D’Ambrosio have declared the day Federal Donuts Day and will be offering several specials for the grand opening. There will be Hot Donut Ice Cream Bombs in collaboration with Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Fried Chicken Donut Sandwiches ($6 including tax) from noon to 4 p.m.

The West Poplar location of Federal Donuts is 2,000 square feet, substantially larger than the other stand-alone FedNuts, seats 40 and even has a parking lot.

Federal Donuts – West Poplar [Foobooz]

UPDATED: University City Federal Donuts Countdown Is On

homer-simpson-federal-donuts-university-cityThe Federal Donuts coming to 3428 Sansom Street is opening shortly. How shortly? According to a tweet from Federal Donuts yesterday, “in fewer days than you can count on two Simpsons hands.” Which if our arithmetic is correct, means the new Federal Donuts will open within eight days, seven as of today. Unless thumbs don’t count, then it’s five.

Counting on Simpson fingers is tougher than it seems.

UPDATE: Just got word that FedNuts West will be opening the doors at 7am on Monday, March 10–which, true to their promise, is a number of days that can be counted on two Simpsons hands.

All the new flavors of donuts and fried chicken right this way…

Have a Donut Break at Tria Taproom

evil_twin_0081_doughnutToday it’s time to drink the donuts. Tria Taproom is tapping the improbable Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break at noon. The beer is literally beer and donuts in the same glass. The Imperial Stout is “dry-doughnuted” with 997 glazed donuts.

Tria Taproom is serving each glass with a complimentary donut from Federal Donuts. Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break weighs in at 11.5% and an 11 ounce glass will set you back $8.50. But hey, when else will you get to drink a donut?

Tria Taproom [Foobooz]

Yes, Federal Donuts Makes “Wedding Cakes”

It's a Federal Donuts wedding cake!

It’s a Federal Donuts wedding cake!

Sometimes you just don’t know you need something until you see it. But now that we know Federal Donuts wedding cakes are a thing, we definitely will be disappointed by the next wedding we go that doesn’t have this at the dessert table.

Philadelphia Wedding has all the details on the Fednuts Wedding cake.

We’re Obsessed: It’s a Federal Donuts Wedding Cake! [Philadelphia Wedding]
Federal Donuts [Foobooz]

The Gastronaut: Hey Santa …

Illustration by Kagan McLeod

Illustration by Kagan McLeod

Dear Santa,

I’ve come to you in years past asking for a lot of stuff for the Philadelphia food scene, but, selfless font of awesomeness that I am, I’m once again using up all my Christmas wishes to make my adopted home as wonderful as possible for those of us who find life’s most sublime joys at the end of a fork.

You’ve already come through for me big-time. When we needed noodle shops, you inspired half a dozen different restaurateurs to open noodle shops. When we needed Cuban food, you got all up in Jose Garces’s head with your Santa magic and made him close Chifa in order to open Rosa Blanca. So, again, being a generous and gregarious soul, I put the question to a bunch of my people. I asked chefs and cooks and food writers and professional drinkers what they wanted for Christmas—what they thought Philadelphia needed to become an even better food city than it already is. Here’s what we came up with.

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