The idea of regional cuisine in America has been twisted and turned.
You can get cheesesteaks everywhere, just as you can get muffuleta. Someone mixes a croissant and a doughnut and invents the Cronut. Next thing you know, everyone is offering one.
Is anything unique anymore?
Apparently not the idea of selling fried chicken, doughnuts and coffee under one roof.
Federal Donuts started it three years ago. FedNuts grew out of wild, foodgasmic conversations among chefs/restaurateurs Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov (when they owned Xochitl on Headhouse Square) and their neighbors at Bodhi Coffee, Thomas Henneman and Bob Logue. Writer Felicia D'Ambrosio, who now works for Cook and Solomonov, got on board.