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brian j Jan 12, 2009 02:28 PM

Finally made my way to Dynamo Donuts again yesterday and snagged the last bacon maple donut. I'd been wanting to try this ever since I first hear about it. It was a delicious donut, but I actually think it could use more bacon. It was basically just a maple donut with a sprinkling of bacon bits on it. Not sure if they use any bacon fat anywhere else in the donut. The star anise chocolate donute I got was also pretty good.

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Dynamo Donuts and Coffee
2760 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

  1. Husky Jan 12, 2009 04:21 PM

    If you're ever up in Portland, try the maple/bacon bar at Voodoo Donuts -- it's much better and bacon-y. They have another called the Cock-and-Balls (seriously) which is excellent too.

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      brian j Jan 13, 2009 09:49 AM

      I really enjoyed the chocolate star anise one I had. I heated it up a day later in the microwave and it was delicious. Not super sweet, but with a nice hint of anise...

      I remember seeing that Voodoo Donuts spot on a Bourdain episode a few years back. Looked like a bigger donut with a lot more bacon on it.

      I snagged my bacon maple donut at Dynamo on Sunday. I called around 12:30pm and they only had 4 left. I live on the other side of town so I begged them to save me one. They were nice enough to do so.

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        EnderWiggin Jan 13, 2009 12:25 PM

        I remember that episode. He goes back the next day for a fix only to find them closed if I remember correctly. I really wanted to try that donut though. Never heard of Dynamo...I'll make sure to try it.

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      Breakbread Jan 12, 2009 02:41 PM

      Wow!!! that sounds so good. I am definitely picking up one of these

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        rworange Jan 12, 2009 02:53 PM

        Yeah, it sounded good to me but, for me was repulsive. After choking down a few bites ... I wasn't tossing a $$$ donut ... it got more tolerable. My vote would be to totally drop the bacon.

        I'm in the minority here though.

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        Dynamo Donuts and Coffee
        2760 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        1. re: rworange
          Atomica Jan 13, 2009 04:41 AM

          Yeah, I don't think you're in the minority. The opinions I've seen are split pretty evenly.

          The star anise chocolate donut is probably my favorite (which is different from the chocolate spice, which I find utterly revolting). I've never seen it at Dynamo--got one at Four Barrel Coffee instead. Luck of the draw.

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            Senor Popusa Jan 13, 2009 08:52 AM

            The chocolate spice is revolting. I couldn't finish it, as it was so nasty.

        2. re: Breakbread
          Shane Greenwood Jan 12, 2009 04:53 PM

          I also really liked that one. Others were hit and miss. Last time I was there they said they only have the bacon maple on certain days. I believe it was Friday and Sunday, but you might want to check first.

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