You read it hear first, folks! The Donut Connection on Avenue U has moved… two doors down!

They’re now at 1607 Avenue U, as opposed to 1603 Avenue U. And, um, apparently they’re selling Mexican food, because when I think donuts, I think tacos. I guess. Or something.

We stopped in yesterday to ask what the deal was. They moved about five days ago for the bigger space. The new location is clean and newly renovated, and in addition to the usual Donut Connection fare, they’ve added Mexican food and what looks like a couple varieties of locally-baked breads as well.

We didn’t have the time to try it out, but we’re looking forward to seeing if their Mexican food makes the cut. Porque no puedo comer más de esta mierda aguada gringo.

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  • Kon

    They have a better donut supplier then the Dunkin Donuts a few blocks down. 

  • Anonymous

    This ain’t news…..

    How about you link my article i sent you to your email last night!

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      Because it ain’t local. Also, it ain’t reliable. 

      • Anonymous

        :(

  • Anonymous

    Shame on you for not trying Mexican food.
    Finding good Mexican food in Brooklyn and whole NYC is harder than finding leprechaun in Mobile Alabama.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Lord.  Ave U is a third world crap hole.  English is not a language that is spoken between Ocean Ave and Coney Island Ave and they seem to be on step away from having street vendors selling their goods on the road.  The sign and storefront in the above picture tell me one thing only: you are guaranteed to be sitting on the toilet within 20 minutes of eating there.  What is so surprising is that with all the Asian people living in the area there is still no decent food establishments.  The good news is that compared to Ave U Sheepshead Bay looks like the French Riviera. 

    • Anonymous

      You want English? Move to England. We suppose to speak American here and even that only applies to the rest of US of A. This is Brooklyn, southern part of it too. If I will hear American on the street then it’s not Brooklyn anymore.
      Also I welcome more street vendors. The more the merrier, great tasting food for little money, what’s not to like.
      Also check your colon buddy no one else takes a dumb in 20 minutes after every meal.

      • Anonymous

        Well, you post does make it’s own point in terms of English or lack thereof.  As far as most street food, if you don’t mind a family of rats living in the same compartment where the vendor keeps the meat then go head help yourself to a double dose.  Clearly our definition of “great tasting food” defer.  With that said I wish to welcome you to America and hope you have a pleasant stay.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t need your stinking invitation. I already have been welcomed by the Judge at Naturalization Oath Ceremony. So take your proper English sentences and shove them where street food don’t enter, your mouth. To imply that all street vendor food is unsanitary is just as moronic as voting for Michele Bachmann who you probably adore. So take your immigrant hating hick mouth to McD’s because you will get “clean, quality” food there.Oh and btw my stay in America will be pleasant even when I pay taxes to pay for your Medicare. I will gladly pay the bill. I want to make sure next time you get 20 min runs you will be able to see a doctor.

          Good day,
          Bon voyage,
          Yaxşı səfərlər,
          Иди на хуй,
          Nesi’a tova.

          PS I might not know how to spell in all of these but I’m sure as shit can speak them all.

          • Anonymous

            My my, aren’t we an angry little troll.  So wait I am both on Medicare and I adore Michele Bachmann?  I thought she was against social programs.  Why don’t you actually try to understand the news instead if listening to it and nodding your head.  Also it’s kind of hilarious that you think McDonalds is good quality food.  I understand your desire to try to sound clever or ironic but you just come off as an uneducated, uninformed douchebag.  Try harder next time or just give up.

          • Anonymous

            Oh I understand everything just fine, it’s you who makes blanket statements about street vendors, immigrants and Ave U Asian community. And if I wanted to sound clever or educated I would argue with someone with original thought in their head. Right now I’m lowering my standards to educate your hick butt. Btw you have comprehension of 3rd grader. Wait, I take that back you comprehend as well as fruit fly, a redneck fly at that.

          • Anonymous

            Right, so you educated me in the fact that you don’t understand politics, the English language, news, or food.  You use the terms hick and redneck without understanding their meaning simply because you try to sound like other people who use them in the right context.  From what you have written it appears that you make zero effort to understand anything you have said or the context in which you have said it.  Instead of trying to speak in many languages why don’t you try to lean something in at least one.

          • Anonymous

            Mess with a bull, and you’ll get the horns.

          • http://blog.arikatt.com Ariela B.

            Lemme get this straight…you acknowledge he’s trolling you, yet you continue to argue with him? Assuming you actually know how trolling works on the troll end, that’s kind of counter-intuitive.

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

            Oh Ariela, you know that Faba is a tease. Not the same as a troll at all. But his humor is an acquired taste for some, and definitely has social significance.

            Granted, even Lenny Bruce would wonder whether Faba is taking too many chances with his humor.

          • http://blog.arikatt.com Ariela B.

            Oh, I know. I’m just amused that the word was both used AND followed up by the exact opposite of what you should do if you claim someone’s a troll.

            And Faba does kinda qualify, the way he pushes easily-ruffled people’s buttons until they explode. He does make very valid points here and there, but they’re often veiled by the extra color he throws into his insults or intentionally shallow comments. Label it as teasing if you like, but in the end the point is still to mess with people and cause the dramatic verbal flailing we see from those who take the bait. It simply turns into entertainment for the rest of us when the arguing party makes himself look red-faced and ridiculous in the process.

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

            It’s a pity there isn’t a good Lenny Bruce performance film available. Bruce used to love to engage his audiences by tweaking their sensitivities. Sort of illustrating that their tolerances could be challenged.  Faba works in that tradition, he’s one of the best I’ve seen at that.

          • http://twitter.com/Lostinservice Lostinservice

            Watch “Lenny” (1974) with Dustin Hoffman, its a great film about him and he recreated LB’s style of comedy incredibly well.

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

            I saw it when it came out in 1974 at the Avenue U theater. I also have a videotape copy of it. Hoffman got the essence of Bruce’s act. But interesting didn’t try to capture Bruce’s accent nuances. He did do the phrasing pretty close.

      • http://blog.arikatt.com Ariela B.

        There are a few nice street food carts that hang out by the Flatbush Junction in front of Target, and their existence doesn’t bring down the area like Truth seems to assume it would here. And I believe there’s at least one food vendor who used to set up on the Morris Discount/Walgreens block. Dunno if he’s still there these days.

        As far as non-food vendors there’s a table outside the bank on U and…17th I think? Been there for years, selling bags, hair stuff, jewelry, and a ton of other things. And then there’s the weird guy who sells the animal fur toys out of his car now and again near the Value Depot place. I’d say it all just gives interesting character to the area, more than turn it into a “third world crap hole” as Truth suggests.

      • http://blog.arikatt.com Ariela B.

        There are a few nice street food carts that hang out by the Flatbush Junction in front of Target, and their existence doesn’t bring down the area like Truth seems to assume it would here. And I believe there’s at least one food vendor who used to set up on the Morris Discount/Walgreens block. Dunno if he’s still there these days.

        As far as non-food vendors there’s a table outside the bank on U and…17th I think? Been there for years, selling bags, hair stuff, jewelry, and a ton of other things. And then there’s the weird guy who sells the animal fur toys out of his car now and again near the Value Depot place. I’d say it all just gives interesting character to the area, more than turn it into a “third world crap hole” as Truth suggests.

    • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

      i disagree. i love Avenue U. There’s great stores there. I always shop there , I don’t mind the ethnicity. One of the Asian stores fixed my laptop and it hasn’t had a problem since. But geez, the Asian kid had an accent, so I guess he’s no good to you.

    • http://blog.arikatt.com Ariela B.

      Just in case you forget what city you’re in, Manhattan is FULL of street vendors of all kinds. Nobody in their right mind would call that “third world”.

      And as far as the language thing, there are mini Chinatowns and other ethnic and cultural pockets around NYC in general that keep community languages intact. If you live in the heart of America’s Melting Pot and complain about diversity like that, you really shouldn’t be living here in the first place.

  • Anonymous

    Because I can not eat this shit watery gringo

    Really Ned? Really?

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      Does it really read exactly like that?

      • http://twitter.com/Lostinservice Lostinservice

        Yep :)

        Google Translate: http://tinyurl.com/3srvejb

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

          Who is Ned calling a watery gringo?

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      The proper translation is: Because I can’t eat any more of this watered-down gringo shit.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

        Yeah, but that’s no fun!

  • Yum!

    Apparently they have the world’s best coffee.

  • Xx

    Weren’t they making sandwiches a few years back?

  • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

    I’ll pass…

  • heather

    Ah, learned a new word. Mierda. Thanks!

  • Guest

    I don’t know about you folks but I’m looking forward to trying some delicious Taco filled Donuts, Chocolate glazed tortillas and Iced Burrito flavored coffee!

  • Justachln

    I tried their Tacos a couple of weeks ago and it wasn’t anything to write home about. They ran out of a lot of stuff so i ended up with Chorizo which was vry spicy and didn’t taste good at all. I didn’t even finish the first one and ended up trhowing out the two I orderered. Walking to the train station this morning I was shocked and not surprised to see a big yellow sticker on the front door. It got shut down by the dept of health on 8/19/11.