I’m quite convinced that doughnuts are the next big thing. Take a look around town—from the offerings at D Bar Desserts and Rack & Rye Gastropub to Tin Star Cafe & Donut Haus in Evergreen and Sugar Lips‘ weekend stand—and you’ll find these delectable treats making a strong showing. (I can hardly wait for The Hole, a beer and doughnut shop on Tennyson Street, to open.)

The latest discovery came during Sunday brunch at Salt Bistro in Boulder. Chef Bradford Heap’s house-made glazed doughnuts arrive five to a plate and so hot you’ll burn your over-eager fingers. Wait as long as you can and then take a bite—first, straight up to appreciate the sugary glaze, and then dipped into the whipped-cream topped, cinnamon-spiced chocolate. Ahh yes, heaven.

Bonus: Temper the sweetness with Salt’s ever-changing vegetable tasting platter. Sunday’s included a riff on spanakopita, creamy risotto made with farro, roasted beats and zucchini, and steamed green beans with crème fraîche.

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Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.