If you still haven't had your fill of fried dough yet, get ready for the first annual Donut Fest coming next year. The event will take place on Jan. 26 at 1st Ward, inside the newly opened Chop Shop in Wicker Park. Fifteen of Chicago's best bakeries and restaurants, such as Glazed and Infused and West Town Bakery, will submit their sweetest creations and compete for the title of "Best Donut in Chicago."
Profits will benefit Un86'd, a charity dedicated to providing monetary relief for restaurant workers in need. This also won't be the first deep-fried foods event for the organizers—they were responsible for the inaugural Poutine Fest held in February this year. Stay tuned for more information regarding tickets and the full lineup.
· Chicago Gets Its First Donut Fest [RedEye]
· Donut Fest [Official Site]
Glazed and Infused [Photo: Chicagoist]