Top Chef Contestant to Open Stacked Doughnuts in Boston
A contestant on a popular food show--and a cook at one of Boston's best-known restaurants--is planning to open a doughnut shop somewhere in the city.
The Chowder blog of Boston Magazine reports that Stephanie Cmar of No. 9 Park is eyeing locations for Stacked, a doughnut shop that could open within the next year or so.The article mentions that Cmar, who is competing on the upcoming season of Bravo's Top Chef, is looking at a few locations for her shop, including the Back Bay, the Innovation District, and the South End. Some doughnut options that will be available at Stacked include cider, nutella and caramelized white chocolate, toffee, and vanilla bean and raspberry.
[February 18, 2014 update: Stacked is not yet open, but Eater Boston mentions that Stephanie Cmar will be having a series of pop-ups for her upcoming doughnut shop, with the first three taking place at The Butcher Shop in Boston's South End over the course of the next three Saturdays starting at 9:00 AM and going until the doughnuts run out. EB also says that the doughnuts will be $3 each, with Bavarian-filled and citrus-glazed being a couple of options. (Note: Cmar will be looking for new places for the pop-ups once the ones at The Butcher Shop end.) ]
[February 22 update: The sign for the pop-up doughnut shop says it will run from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, and it will apparently be open on Sundays as well. (The sign also says it is cash-only.)]
Stephanie Cmar graduated from Johnson & Wales in Providence and has worked as a sous chef at Stir Boston in addition to her job as rounds cook at No. 9 Park, according to her bio on the Bravo site.