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.) ]
[March 13, 2014 update: Eater Boston says that Stacked will be continuing its pop-ups, this time at Commonwealth in Cambridge's Kendall Square on the next two Sundays (March 16 and 23). The doughnut flavors at these pop-ups will be salted chocolate and raspberry along with maple crumble, according to EB.]
[April 3, 2014 update: Zagat states that Stacked will be at The Salty Pig in Boston this Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:30 AM each day, and Fairsted Kitchen in Brookline on Monday night starting at 10:00 PM, and now Stephanie Cmar and her pop-up doughnut shop will be pairing up with Trademark Tarts, a business focusing on freshly-made pop tarts that was started by Justin Burke-Samson of the Mass Farmers Markets.]
[May 7, 2014 update: The pop-ups continue for Stacked (and Trademark Tarts), with a Twitter post mentioning that the next one is coming to Whole Foods Symphony on Westland Avenue this Saturday (May 10) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Proceeds from this pop-up will help support Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.]
[May 14, 2014 update: Another pop-up alert for Stacked and Trademark Tarts--according to a Twitter post from the latter, they will be at The Merchant on Franklin Street in Boston's Financial District this Friday (May 16) starting at 8:30 AM, and then again on Sunday (May 18) starting at 10:30 AM.]
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.