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]

What Are Your Favorite Wings?

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Just in time for the Super Bowl Epicurious has just come out with its list of America’s Best Wings. Philadelphia is represented by Federal Donuts interpretation of the Buffalo classic. And with the Wing Bowl all set for the Wells Fargo Center tomorrow, we’ve been thinking about wings a lot.

So we’re opening up to you, faithful Foobooz readers, what are your favorite wings? Are they FedNuts? PJ Whelihan’s, which provide the wings to Wing Bowl? Or do you have a favorite bar that does them just right?

Leave your favorites in the comments.

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]

Spice Dinner Is Coming to Percy Street

SpiceMeetsSmoke1On Tuesday, January 14th at 7 p.m., Percy Street Barbecue is hosting a special dinner with chef/owner Erin O’Shea collaborating with Zahav’s Michael Solomonov and master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte Epice in New York City. You’ve come across these spices at Zahav and in many of Federal Donuts’ donuts and fried chicken.

The three-course dinner will be served family-style and each course will be paired with a drink featuring beer from Brooklyn Brewery. The price is $60 per person, which includes the beverage pairing, tax and gratuity.

Among the highlights, biscuits with foie gras butter, pork and lobster  machleb sausage and a smoked lamb shank.

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New Holiday Donuts at Federal Donuts

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We understand how excited some people get over menu changes. We’re the same way here at Foobooz World HQ. But some people just go bonkers when they announce new donuts at FedNuts.

So take a breath, steady yourself and then click through the jump to hear about the new holiday flavors just launched by Michael Solomonov, chef Matt Fein and their Federal Donuts team.

Show me the donuts!

Tonight: Federal Donuts / Pizza Brain / Little Baby’s Ice Cream First Friday Collaboration

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Under normal circumstances, just putting two of the above names together would be enough to make certain segments of the Foobooz readership completely melt down with joy. But for FedNuts, Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s to all throw in together on a First Friday collaboration? That’s just crazy-pants. In their own words: “It’s just a regular ol’ First Friday Frankford Avenue Food Freakout & Funtacular…”

Do you really need to know any more? Okay, so for those of you who aren’t sold yet, at Pizza Brain, they’ll be slinging chili garlic chicken honey donut pies made with Federal Donuts’ fried chicken and plain honey donuts. Next door at Little Baby’s, they’ll be scooping pumpkin spice latte donut ice cream, which is basically a deconstructed FedNuts pumpkin spice latte donut, served in ice cream form, made with Federal Donuts’ donuts plus vanilla glaze plus pumpkin spice glaze plus coffee streusel, all set into a Little Baby’s Coffee Ice Cream with additional spicings.

Yeah, I’d leave work early, too, if I were you.

Federal Friday on Franklin Avenue [Official]

Federal Donuts Coming to University City

Federal Donuts - Ryan LavineMichael Klein confirms what a Foobooz commenter posted a few weeks ago. Federal Donuts is coming to Sansom Street in University City. The new space will be next to Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House at 3428 Sansom Street. Steven Cook says “We are thrilled to announce that we will bring our tasty donuts, fried chicken and exceptional coffee to the University of Pennsylvania campus when we open our third Federal Donuts location at 3428 Sansom Street in early 2014.” Cook co-owns Federal Donuts along with Michael Solomonov, Tom Henneman, Bob Logue and Felicia D’Ambrosio.

Also confirmed in Klein’s piece is that another Federal Donuts will indeed open at 7th and Fairmount.

Federal Donuts opening in University City, North Philly [The Insider]

Secret Menu Items Around Town: From Dill Fried Chicken to Nutella Pizza

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Thrillist lists some secret menu items that you can order that don’t appear on any menu. Did you know you can get a dill pickle juice glaze at Federal Donuts? Or a nutella pizza at Osteria? How about Welsh rarebit chips at Victoria Freehouse? Check out the full article to see who offers foie gras-stuffed lobster tails.

Know any other secret menu items around Philadelphia? Share them in the comments.

Secret Menu Items- Hidden Menu Items at Restaurants in Philadelphia [Thrillist]

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