Want to hear our new definition of torture? It's sitting next to a box from the Fractured Prune (8705 Harford Road, 410-661-9999), knowing you have a 20-minute drive back to the office during which you may not shove doughnuts in your face, no you may not, no matter how delicious they smell, no don't eat them don't eat them noooo! See, the Prune—originally a popular Ocean City landmark—fries its doughnuts to order, so they're still fresh and warm when you leave the store. And this is when they're at their best—even a plain one is fluffy-crispy heaven when it's hot. Or you may want to opt for the more elaborate variations. And we mean elaborate: mint icing with mini chocolate chips, mocha glaze with Oreo crumbs. All are tasty and, thanks to the magic of franchising, about to become much more widely available around here; visit fracturedprune.com for updated info on where to get your dozen. (Er, you say there are only 11 in the box? We have no idea how that happened. . . .)
O.C. doughnuts invade Baltimore.
Issue date: February, 2007