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For a Doughnut Worthy of Food Network Glory: “Dun-Well Doughnuts”

All because I wanted a Boston creme doughnut. That is how this blog truly began. It was Father’s Day weekend and although I was initially thinking of myself, I knew my father wouldn’t mind having a sweet treat for dessert. Brooklyn is synonymous with great pizza, bread, and of course bagels. But it also has many great bakeries producing some of the most delicious doughnuts you have ever tasted. Just to name a few, there is: Doughnut Plant , Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop and Dough .   On the day of my craving, I did what any of us do countless times a day - I opened Google. When I Googled “best Boston creme doughnuts in Brooklyn” Dun-Well Doughnuts appeared high on that list. Intrigued I researched it further and learned that it had won the Canadian  Food Network’s contest called “Donut Showdown” in 2013. That was enough information for me to decide to visit the very next day.  Dun-Well Doughnuts was opened by Dan Dunbar and Christopher Hollowell in December 2011. Despite

For Lunch With a View Of a Nearby Bridge: “Bridgeview Tavern”

I love Tarrytown. I love Sleepy Hollow. Basically I love all things found in the Hudson Valley of New York.   I am such a big fan of that entire area because there are so many amazing historic sights such as Sunnyside , Sleepy Hollow Cemetery , Lyndhurst Castle to visit as well as delicious places to eat. I have spent so much time in this area during the last few years that I am super eager when I have something new to try.  Bridgeview Tavern is the most recent addition to the list of places I have been and loved.  Bridgeview Tavern first opened back in 1981 (the year of my birth so it was naturally a great year) and continues to be family owned and operated.  When I was searching for a place to meet up with my crew, I loved the pub like menu and decor. There was something for everyone.  There were so many appetizers that we couldn’t refuse trying at least one. The “Warm N.Y. Style Pretzels” was promptly ordered and devoured.  Burgers seem to dominate the menu, and two of four people a