Unusual Food Pairing At The Donut + Dog

I’ve heard of bacon and maple, wine and cheese, or even pizza and ranch… but this place takes food pairings to a new level. At the Donut + Dog you’ll find two American classics living in tasty harmony. They specialize in brioche donuts and artisanal hot dogs. I met owners Nicole and Will (and son Cayden) after being intrigued by this unique concept. 

They started the Donut + Dog to create a destination food and beverage hot spot that feels like home. Their location is so cozy and perfectly combines a coffee shop and a casual restaurant! It’s located near Hillsboro Village. They mix their love of food and beverage with their love of community. 

Before I even visited the location, I checked out their unique menu items online. The names of their dogs and donuts are entertainment alone! Menu items with names like the “Sweet Baby Jesus” donut and the “Not So Basic” hot dog are hilarious. During my visit I tried the “Elote Loco” hot dog. It’s a chorizo dog made with Mexican street corn, cotija, chipotle powder, lime, and cilantro ($9.75).  They then paired my dog with a “Spring Into Summer” donut made with an organic raspberry, basil bourbon glaze! 

Don’t get me started on their amazing coffee bar! They even offer upcoming events like their Brioche Donut Workshop, where you can learn how to make the dough yourself. Stay tuned for their Sunday “P.J. Brunch” where you are highly encouraged to wear your pajamas and eat! The hashtag #comeasyouare is the motto. This is my kind of place. They’ll even do catering. How about a donut wall at your wedding? They’ll do it! 

My favorite part of the visit was learning about the value of Nicole and Will’s relationships with their customers, the quality and detail behind each of their products, and of course – their adorable donut-eating son Cayden! Stop by Monday (9am - 3pm) or Tuesday - Sunday  (9am - 9pm). Check out their website: https://www.thedonutanddog.com/

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