I have a semi-tradition when I’m about to leave a city. I try to squeeze in one last quick activity or breakfast before I venture on. It’s a little thing I cribbed from the forgotten Comedy Central travel show Insomniac with Dave Attel.
With Asheville, my “last thing” was to chow down on some freshly fried doughnuts from Hole. That’s right, in case doughnuts are not guilty enough of an indulgence, Hole will fry them right in front of you and then glaze or dip them in a flavor. Yes, my friends, dreams do come true.
The Hole people forsake the globs of obnoxious toppings associated with local craft doughnuts with simple toppings. Above, on the left is cocoa nibs, on the right toasted almonds and sesames. That’s all you really need. They also offer honey glaze and a seasonal rotation.
All this sounds amazing, and to make it even better, it doesn’t take long from order to fryer to your stupid face. That’s breakfast done right.