How about a brief shout-out to a local business instead of my usual Scattered Saturday post? For one reason, I get to talk about donuts. Mmmmm… donuts.
The director and a few others were going to begin building the set for Steel Magnolias at Ilion Little Theatre (ILT) this morning. I sometimes show up for these sessions in hopes that I can be useful, but I rarely am. I know how to use a few tools, but I am no hand at carpentry. However, we all offer our contributions according to our talent. I thought I would offer moral support by bringing donuts.
Being, as I am, Mohawk Valley Girl, I naturally wanted to go to one of those unique local businesses I treasure. For set-building donuts, I like the Friendly Bake Shop in Frankfort, NY. I have several times stopped there for donuts before heading out to ILT.
The first thing I grabbed before the lady waited on me was a loaf of their good Italian bread. Yum! I looked at the donuts in the display case while I waited my turn, pondering. Some might call the decision I reached radical.
“I’m going to make this easy,” I said. “I’ll take a dozen plain.” They just looked really good, and they can be less messy than the powdered or filled ones (not to mention the ones that are powdered AND filled) (the frosted ones can get a little messy, too).
The donuts were a big hit at the set-building. I ate two myself. The guys appreciated the old-fashioned, crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside cakes. I brought three home for Steven.
The Friendly Bake Shop is located at 122 E Main St., Frankfort, New York, phone number (315) 894-8861. they are open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, closed Monday. You can Like them on Facebook.