Hollywood Donut Factory, 610 E Las Olas Blvd. 33301, 954.530.1370, thehollywooddonutfactory.com
Sure there’s a breakfast menu featuring omelets and big diner breakfasts, and a lunch menu with subs, wraps, burgers and hot dogs, but the doughnuts are the stars here. Like the original Hollywood location, the Las Olas shop features all the traditional favorites as well as some with true South Florida flair (if you’ve never before considered guava as a doughnut filling, do it now).
Raise the Roof
Tin Roof, 219 S Andrews Ave., tinroofftlauderdale.com
The new spot going in at the historic McCrory Building is the South Florida outpost of a bar that first opened in Nashville in 2002. In addition to live music, there’s a menu that includes sections devoted to different variations on all the major food groups – cheese fries, burgers, fried chicken and hot dogs. Maybe try the Big Butt cheese fries (smoked pork butt with barbecue sauce, jalapeno, sour cream and chives); the Nashville Hot fried chicken sandwich with cayenne, pickles and ranch potato salad; or the DBL Barrel Dog (two loaded corn dogs with honey mustard, chow-chow, frites and currywurst ketchup). Oh, and there’s the chicken and funnel cake. It’s literally that.
Maggie’s Favorite Bakeshop, 830 E Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 101, Oakland Park, 954.282.1190, maggiesfavorite.com
Sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches, good coffee and all the favorite cakes are the laughing-in-the-face-of-diets fare on offer here. This is a place that can sort out your sweets needs for a party – or it’s a place you can stop into for some morning caffeination and breakfast. You can treat yourself with any number of goodies here; one outstanding option is the strawberry cheesecake Nutella crepe.