One year ago Jack Frost debuted its newly renovated home on Pearl Road. For the previous six months, the venerable doughnut wizards were dishing up Cleveland's favorite fried bits of heaven from a makeshift spot next door. Owner Fred Borkey Jr., whose family has run the shop for 80 years, wanted to remind his customers that while the digs changed, nothing else did. "We still have the same people making the doughnuts. We haven't altered our recipes. We make them fresh here every single day," he told us. "We make all of our creams, icings and glazes. People will still find the same Jack Frost doughnuts they've loved since 1937." And that's great news, because we do indeed love Jack Frost's doughnuts, from the traditional to the bacon-topped. Judging by the weekend crowds, Clevelanders agree. Which is a good reminder doughnuts are a damn fine choice any time of day and any day of the week.
4960 Pearl Rd., 216-351-3638; jackfrostdonutsusa.com.