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'Doughscuit' satisfies Chicago's doughnut craving

Charlie Brown, Blueberry and German Chocolate
Charlie Brown, Blueberry and German Chocolate
photo: Rachel Ayres

There is certainly no shortage of places to grab a doughnut in Chicago, but you don’t have to settle for just any fried dough and frosting. A new Roscoe Village restaurant is frying up something unique that will surely make you forget all about the cronut, if you haven’t already. Endgrain, which just opened last summer, sits on the corner of Wolcott and Addison, and it has the doughscuit. This deep-fried decadence has a consistency more like a really moist cake than a regular doughnut. Then they’re sliced in half and filled with crème- just enough, not too much.

The German Chocolate is topped with toasted coconut and filled with a delicate chocolate crème. Other flavor options include honey-glazed and blueberry. Since it’s summer, enjoy your sweet gooey goodness on the patio with a cup of La Colombe coffee.

Doughnuts are served every day starting at seven a.m. until they sell out, so get there early if you can. If you go on a weekend, expect the place to be full of people enjoying any one of the hearty brunch options including biscuits and gravy or bread pudding French toast.

If you’re not quite adventurous for the doughscuit, order a savory biscuit sandwich featuring fried chicken, smoked trout or crispy pork belly and a fried egg. Rather stop by on your way into work? You can dash in and get your hands on a doughnut and coffee for just $5. Doughnuts like the Bourbon vanilla or the Charlie Brown (with peanut butter, chocolates and peanuts) should provide you with a satisfying sugar rush. Check out the menu: