Friday, September 4, 2015

Fried Chicken and Donuts at Do-Rite (Chicago, IL)

Angelenos already know the name Jeff Mahin from the great burrata and pizza at Stella Barra (and DC and Maryland folks are familiar with his Summer House Santa Monica), but few have been lucky enough to try his donuts. Jeff Mahin's Do-Rite Donuts are currently only in Chicago, unfortunately for those of us who don't live there.

My favorite donut there so far: Cinnamon crunch raised donut. This donut has layers of cinnamon streusel hiding within!

The raised dough itself had a great texture that I really liked, but the key for me, a cinnamon lover, is obviously all the cinnamon streusel I keep discovering with each bite.

The Erie St location of Do-Rite also serves various fried chicken sandwiches. I had a hard time choosing what do order (Chef Mahin's favorite is the spicy fried chicken), but I finally decided on The CBR (fried chicken with bacon and cheddar on brioche)
Do-Rite Donuts
A nice, filling sandwich for only $5.99. The chicken was tender and the breading was really crispy. Even with the fried chicken and crisped bacon, the sandwich wasn't greasy and nicely held together by the buttery brioche bun. Oh, they also have fried chicken sandwiches using glazed donuts as buns, if you are so inclined!

By the way, if you purchase donuts, you can get a hot cuppa coffee for just $1. They also have some gluten free donuts and each day they feature one vegan donut. The gluten free ones were actually pretty good as well.
Do-Rite Donuts
Another donut I really liked: Pistachio Meyer Lemon
Do-Rite Donuts

Their chocolate glaze uses Valrhona chocolates, and there are old fashioned donuts if those are your preference.

Hoping that one of these days they'll open a Do-Rite closer to home!

Do-Rite Donuts and Chicken
233 E. Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 344-1374
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