Even More Great Media Coverage about “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut”


I am delighted that “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” continues to inspire more great media coverage!
Remember the exhibit is on view at Brooklyn’s City Reliquary through Sunday, March 2.

WFUV Cityscape:  The Wonderful World of Donuts
30 minutes of donut talk! I’m interviewed on this program along with Buzzy Geduld, owner of Donut Pub, and Donna Siafakas, owner of Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop.

The Late Show with David Letterman: Donuts Top Ten
“Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” inspired a Top Ten List on Letterman!

Thrillist: Why NYC deserves All the Credit for the Existence of the Doughnut
13 examples of historic doughnut contributions from NYC.

See the other wonderful media coverage we’ve gotten in previous blog posts here and here.


2 Weeks Left to see the Donut Exhibit at the City Reliquary & Closing Weekend Events

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There are two weeks left to see the “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” exhibit at the City Reliquary! I also wanted to announce some special events that we have planned for the final weekend, March 1st and 2nd. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m.
Talk by Sally Levitt Steinberg, author of The Donut Book

Celebrate the final weekend of our “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut: Donut Shops Past and Present of Brooklyn and Manhattan,” exhibit with a talk by Sally Levitt Steinberg, America’s reigning donut princess, and author of The Donut Book.

In her talk, Sally will trace key moments in the history of the donut. From doughy origins in the biblical era, to the momentous invention of the “Wonderful-Almost-Human-Automatic-Donut-Machine” by her grandfather, to the gourmet turn donuts have taken in recent years, we’ll learn how these innovations have led to the sweet treat we’re so familiar with today.

Copies of “The Donut Book” will be available for purchase at the City Reliquary.
Lecture free with paid museum admission of $5 per person.

Carpe Donut NYC plans to bring their truck and have donuts for sale on this special day too. Stay tuned for updates!
Facebook invite here.

Sunday, March 2, 4 p.m.
Second (and final) meeting of the Donut Dunkers Club at the City Reliquary!

Come celebrate the last day of our “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” exhibit at our final Donut Dunkers Club meeting at the City Reliquary Museum! A revival of the 1930s National Dunking Association, this club will meet to practice donut dunking techniques, and will be led by the Reliquary’s own Donut Historian, Julie Thomson (that’s me!). Everyone who attends will receive an official Donut Dunkers Club membership card, and donuts and coffee will be served for dunking (and eating) purposes.

Free with paid museum admission of $5. Facebook invite here.

If you haven’t seen the donut exhibit yet, be sure to stop in before March 2nd! The City Reliquary is located at 370 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and is open Thursdays-Sundays 12-6 p.m. Suggested admission is $5.

Doughnuts in the Mountains, Asheville, NC

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For some time now Asheville has had a stellar reputation for food, but when it comes to doughnuts the options have been limited. Thanks to Vortex Doughnuts that’s changing. Read more about donuts in Asheville and Vortex’s South Slope shop planned to open this spring in my latest post Doughnuts in the Mountains for Our State Eats.

More Wonderful Media Coverage for “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut”

"Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut" present day donut shops. All photographs by Anna O. Grant.

“Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” present day donut shops. All photographs by Anna O. Grant.

With all the cold out there, I think the thought of fresh, handmade donuts is comforting. We’ve gotten more great media coverage for the exhibit Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut on view at Brooklyn’s City Reliquary through March 2, 2014.  The beautiful photographs in many of these stories are by Anna O. Grant, who also photographed the 9 present day donut shops highlighted in the exhibit.

New York Times
A Sweet History: Doughnuts in New York City

NY Daily News
Donut history being celebrated in Brooklyn museum exhibit

NY1 News
City Reliquary Exhibit Explores NYC’s Donut History

Busy Beaver Button Co. Blog
Doughnut Dunkers, Unite!

untapped cities
Top 10 Off-the-Radar Museums in NYC

Check out the other wonderful media coverage we’ve received here.

Donut Memories

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For many the donut is a sweet loaded with memories. This is the beginning of a project to capture, preserve, and reflect on people’s donut memories. Memories included in these first two installments were recorded at Brooklyn’s City Reliquary during the opening events for the exhibit Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut: Donut Shops past & present of Brooklyn & Manhattan.

Listen to Donut Memories Installment 1 here.

Listen to Donut Memories Installment 2 here.

Donut Shop Map for “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” exhibit

Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut donut shops map

Before or after you visit Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut at Brooklyn’s City Reliquary Museum (on view through February 28, 2014), I hope that you’ll also visit the 9 present day donut shops we’ve highlighted in it. Here’s a donut shop map to make it even easier for you to find them! Carpe Donut NYC isn’t on this map since they are a food truck and their location changes daily, but they can typically be found in Manhattan during the week and Brooklyn on the weekend. Find out where Carpe Donut NYC is here.

Donut shop addresses:
Carpe Donut NYC
Parks in various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Donut Pub
203 W. 14th Street, Manhattan
Open 24 hours

448 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand Street, Manhattan
220 W. 23rd Street, Manhattan

425 W. 15th Street, Chelsea Market Arcade, Manhattan

Dun-Well Doughnuts
222 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn

Mike’s Donuts & Coffee
6822 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Shaikh’s Donuts
1503 Avenue U, Brooklyn
Open 24 hours

Photographs from “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” exhibit opening

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Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut opened at the City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization on Saturday, December 6, 2013. The exhibit will be on view through February 28, 2014. Don’t miss the chance to see it!

A selection of photographs from the opening weekend are in the slide show above. Additional photographs can also be seen on The City Reliquary’s Facebook page here and here. These photographs, and the photographs of the 9 present day donut shops in the exhibit, are by Anna O. Grant.