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Colorado Springs doughnut shop offering fresh, hot Malasadas

October 2, 2015
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photo - Malasadas, Portuguese-style donuts, are being served freshly fried at Amy's Donuts.

Photo by Teresa Farney
Malasadas, Portuguese-style donuts, are being served freshly fried at Amy's Donuts. Photo by Teresa Farney 

Owners of Amy's Donuts, 2704 E. Fountain Blvd., have stepped up the way to enjoy their glazed delights. They announced on Facebook that they will be open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Simultaneously, they announced the introduction of Malasadas, which are a Portuguese-style doughnut without a hole. They have a sugary, crispy crust enveloping a soft interior and are popular in Hawaii. Malasadas are best eaten freshly fried. For that reason, they are only available limited hours while supply lasts. Currently you can jump in line for them 2 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Three flavors are offered: plain, cinnamon sugar and custard-filled. Haupia (coconut pudding), guava, and mango filling are coming soon. Details: facebook. com/amysdonutscs, 632-0512.

Scary cakes

Heidi Trelstad, owner of Chef Sugar's Cakes and Confections, is no stranger to baking her heart out on reality television baking contests. She has competed in several shows on TV's Food Network. Her most recent adventure involved her appearance on the network's "Halloween Wars," which airs at 7 p.m. Sunday. Her team name is Gore Mayhem and she is the cake artist. Other team members include Rocio Varela, who is the sugar artist, and Dean Murray, who is the pumpkin carver. They are one of five teams hoping to take the cake to win a $50,000 prize. Visit food network.com/shows/halloween-wars.

Raise a stein

Looking for some ways to get into an Oktoberfest state of mind? Here are a couple of suggestions:

- A Bavarian Oktoberfest dinner and auction takes place at The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. at 5 p.m. Thursday. The event is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild. Cost is $75 per adult, $35 for children 12 and under. Details: 247-8686, guild. philharmonic@gmail.com, guild. csphilharmonic.org.

- Rocktoberfest, an award-winning Oktoberfest-style beer by Rock Bottom Brewery, 3316 Cinema Point Drive, is available through Oct. 25. There's a featured menu with brats, pretzel bites, the Rock Bottom sausage platter, The German (trio of beer brats served with sauerkraut cheddar potatoes) and Chocolate Fudge Stout Mason Jar (chocolate cake layered with fudge served in a jar) to enjoy with the brew. Details: 550-3586, rockbottom.com.

Up for sale

Phil Duhon, who opened Acme Bar and Grill, 925 S. 8th St., in February, announced on his Facebook page that the eatery is for sale. The asking price is $22,500, which includes about $32,000 in new equipment, up-to-date license, office equipment, point-of-sale systems and software.

"Everything you'd need to operate is in the building," he posted. "All kitchen equipment is included in the lease and I can assure you, there's more equipment than you'd need."

Find Duhon on Facebook for more information.

New menus

There are a couple of places where the menu has changed:

- Café 225, 225 N. Weber St., is offering a new menu from Fresh Chef, a branch of Common Cause Catering. The eatery is mostly a coffee shop, but you can get sandwiches and salads made with fresh, local ingredients at reasonable prices. For instance, there's a delicious Asian chicken wrap with peanut sauce ($4.25) and a Greek salad with tahini sauce ($6). Details: 884-6225, cafe-225.com.

- Oscar's Oyster Bar (formerly Oscar's Tejon Street), 333 S. Tejon St., has turned the menu into full-blown family Cajun seven days a week. This place has always been the go-to for Fat Tuesday but now you can feast on Lafayette, La., Southern traditional home cooking all the time. You'll find frog legs, gumbo and po'boys among the dishes offered. Details: 471-8070, facebook.com/ OscarsTejonStreet.

in the burger spotlight

Jeff Richard, owner of Crave Real Burgers, 7465 N. Academy Blvd., was one of three burger joints featured on a burger segment on a recent "Today" show. The Luther, a burger topped with candied bacon, cheddar and a fried egg, sandwiched between two glazed doughnuts, was highlighted as one of the unusual burger combinations hitting tables nationally. Here's a link to the video: today.com/video/from-bacon-to-bison-americans-are-bonkers-for-burgers-531569731545.

'KVOR Table Talk'

Saturday's show is benched because of the Air Force-Navy football game in Annapolis, Md.

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Send tips about restaurant openings, closings and specials to teresa.farney@gazette.com, 636-0271, Twitter@tffoodie or Facebook Teresa Farney.

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