Posts Tagged ‘Dunkin Donuts’

Doughboy’s – Meatloaf Sandwich

November 7, 2008
Doughboy's Restaurant - Burlington Vermont

Doughboy's Restaurant - Burlington Vermont

Walking into Doughboys is like walking into an alternate strange albeit delicious universe. Doughboys is located on the edge of the Old North End (ONE) on Pearl Street in Burlington Vermont. Next door to the restaurant / diner is a bakery where they have doughnuts, I’ll have to review them in the future. The decor looks like it hasn’t been changed since the place opened in 1979, but coinciding with that the prices are extremely reasonable. The service at this family affair is very friendly.

Doughboys - Meatloaf sandwich

Doughboys - Meatloaf sandwich

I didn’t eat a lot of meatloaf growing up, so this comfort food is still novel to me. I like meatloaf in sandwiches with cheddar, lettuce, fresh tomato on toasted rye, ketchup completes the the sandwich. The meatloaf is griddled, super moist and has great onion flavor from the onions in the loaf. The sandwich comes with chips and pickles slices for an amazing $4.25 (before tax). I think the danger of going to Doughboys is that you feel like you can eat like a monarch and order too much food. The onion rings were OK, kinda bland I’ll probably try the fries next time as I wonder if they’re hand-cut? Admittedly I’m VERY picky about onion rings.

Doughboy's - Pumkin Pie

Doughboy's - Pumkin Pie

In true diner style there was pie available. The pumpkin filling had nice subtle spice to it, and the crust was good, however a little low on the flakeyness scale. I enjoyed the REAL whipped cream. I believe the pie was $2.50? Doughboys is fun to eat at, and the food is inexpensive, I’ll be back. I recommend exploring the Doughboys bakery as I don’t know any other place that makes doughnuts in Burlington (besides the poaching Dunkin Donuts across the street).

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Junior’s – “Hot Wings” (dozen)

March 11, 2008

Oh hot wings, they’re always such a roll of the dice, but I can’t resist. I guess I have a bit of a chicken wing gambling problem. I love Junior’s so I thought I would try their recent menu addition.

Junior’s - Hot Wings (dozen)
Junior’s – Hot Wings (dozen)

Lots of celery on the side, but they forgot my side of blue cheese, which by the way I like for the veggies, not for the wings. Immediately after taking of the lid of the take-out tin there is wonderful, buttery, spicy, garlicky?! aroma. I could also see by the texture, these wings do not pass the two rules of chicken wing cooking, and tasting confirmed that.

The wing sauce is an interesting take on tradition hot sauce, the butter was well represented here. Until recently I didn’t know that butter was a component of hot wing sauce. Fresh garlic made up for the lack of traditional vinegar zing, I like this sauce a lot. However Junior’s needs to stick to their day job of awesome pizza and Italian food.

Also in Junior’s news, they have a new downtown Burlington Vermont location, home to the former Dunkin Donuts. Per the Junior’s website, the downtown location will open April 1st.

I believe a dozen wings were $8.99 pre-tax.