Lenox Avenue aka Malcolm X Avenue aka 6th Ave (for you downtowners) has new restaurants, shops and lounges continue to appear. I’ve only heard stories of what this place looked like 2 decades ago during the height of the “American Crack Epidemic” but it certainly wasn’t a place where people like Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) were buying brownstones to live with his young families.
There’s a new little donut spot that opened up at the beginning of the summer on Lenox Ave in between 129th and 130th. The menu is eclectic with mini donuts topped with anything from coconut flakes to raspberry jam. These little guys are best eaten fresh out the frier which is why I chose to eat them on my way home, on the street, rather than eat them in the comfort of my own home.
Cute branding, and there’s a lot of creativity in the concept (something Harlem can fall short on with its never-ending roster or soul food restaurants) All in all.. I think I’ll come back here. But next time, I’ll stick to the simple stuff. The best think in that box was the one with crushed peanuts, cinnamon sugar and honey. All the other corn syruped syrups were too sweet and lacked flavor. I’d rather have a pinch of strawberries rather than the ‘jam’ on the peanut butter and jelly pictured in the bottom left corner.
And now that NPH is done with his role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch he can prolly spare a donut or two in his diet. See ya soon, Neil.
PS it was a great show that will stay great despite Neil’s departure.