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Diary of a Doughnut Judge


Buzz judged Paczki today at the Broadway Market. Above is a picture of us, second from the left, looking judgmental (as the friend said who snapped the picture). 

We sat in supreme judgment! And visible to the left of us is our friend and colleague Samantha Maziarz Christmann, the Discount Diva.

We tasted and discussed and tasted and discussed and tasted some more and wished there were more. The texture of these doughnuts were unbelievable. Coated with sugar, they oozed deep, thick jam. It got to the point where all you could think about was having more.

And our friends are all on board!

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Many more of them live next door.

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And the band begins to play.

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(They are the magnificent Bison City Stompers, jamming as we ate jam.)

And the Pączki winners were ...

Who were the winners, anyway?

That was a major problem after the tasting. Everyone was too high on sugar and jazz to possess the mathematical and organizational skills necessary to determine which bakery had, in fact, won the contest.

Finally ... finally... fellow judge Bob Sienkiewicz managed to tally it up. 

The results: Tombak's Bakery took first place. Second place was a tie between Mazurek's Bakery on South Park and Chrusciki, a Broadway Market mainstay.

White Eagle soared into fourth place. Buzz has often bought that bakery's yummy bread at the Broadway Market.

Here's to Buffalo.

The City That Does Doughnuts!


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