While on our way to Kentucky, Blognut stops off in the Civil War town of Lexington, Virginia. We grab some delicously-vinegary North Carolina-style pulled pork at Smokin' Jim's Firehouse Bar-B-Que and head down Main St. to the Second Hand Shop, where a few years ago we scored a beautiful 1971 Epiphone banjo. We didn't purchase any instruments this time, but we did talk Dylan, Memphis, and doughnuts with the owner. He knew of no good doughnuts in the area so we moved on.
The next morning, now in Lexington, Kentucky, we pull into Magee's Bakery in hopes of finding a Southern-Doughnut to relieve our bourbon woes. We walk in and spot a baking rack behind the counter housing scones, cinnamon rolls, and, to our relief, doughnuts. We order two small coffees, a yeast-raised chocolate-frosted, and a chocolate-frosted cake doughnut.
We were definitely most excited about our frosted cake - this breed of Nut is far more rare than frosted yeast doughnuts. The cake was very dense, similar in consistency to those found at Cupcake Cafe in NYC - perfect for dunking. The yeast-raised chocolate-frosted was slightly denser than the average yeast-raised Nut - somewhere in between the standard glazed consistency and that of a cake doughnut. Both had solid flavor and super-rich, chocolaty frosting. Blognut left Magee's happy.
We were even happier after stopping by the Keeneland horse track that afternoon. In our first-ever bet on a horse race we won $142! The winning horse was named She's Roughin It.