This morning just for giggles I though I’d compare the two new doughnut shops on Cap Hill, General Porpoise and the new outpost of Mighty O.
My selection from General Porpoise was filled with blood orange marmalade ($3.85+ 10% service charge + tax = $4.69. We’ve entered the realm of $5 doughnuts, people! ). I opted for a vanilla-chocolate-coconut concoction from Mighty O, out the door for $2.50
The GP was light, so light as to be too light. Insubstantial. The dough collapsed to a thin layer around a whole lot of runny marmalade when bitten. When Bakery Nouveau makes paczki for Mardi Gras, they are a far better balance of lightness and substance. This reminded me of squishy white bread. That is not a compliment.
The Mighty O had a nice texture despite being vegan - not too dry or crumbly - but the doughnut itself was just kind of bland. Needed a little vanilla or just a pinch more sugar. Chocolate topping was of acceptable quality.
I can’t say I’m going to rush back for more of either, but if I had to choose a favorite I would have to go with the O because it wasn’t effing five bucks. Or just go to Top Pot instead!
While I generally support the restaurateurs adding a service charge to sit-down dining, I’m not sure I’m on board with a service charge for putting a pastry in a bag.
Anywho, that’s my report.