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Eat Donuts Bigger Than Your Face at Bob’s!

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Can you finish this whole thing? I did.

A while ago Stephen told us about a late-night, Nob Hill staple — Bob’s Donuts & Pastry Shop on Polk.  I’ve had the privilege of eating the most delicious apple fritter of my life here (okay, it was 2am and my blood was probably made up of pure tequila at that point.  Whatever), but never sampled much else.  However, when my friend mentioned he wanted a monster donut instead of a cake for his birthday, I immediately thought of Bob’s.

Bob’s makes donuts bigger than your face for only $5.50.  I have seen these massive beasts in person — even seen a lone person eating one once.  I needed to get my hands on one ASAP, so I called Bob’s a few days before I needed my “cake” and the super nice owner lady informed me that while they do make a limited number of mega donuts a day, if you want to ensure that you get one (for example, when you need the big old thing for a birthday party on Thursday), you should call a day in advance to reserve your artery-clogging masterpiece.  You can also choose what kind of donut you want your “cake” made out of, which is pretty awesome.

The plain glazed monster in the photo up top eventually was transformed by red cake decorating gel and balloon-shaped candles into a delicious dessert everyone loved and that I pretended I made myself (like I could ever replicate the fried, doughy goodness of this thing.  Retards).  So really, if you’re strapped for cash, want a unique way to say happy birthday or are just hungrier than usual, check out the Monster Donut at Bob’s.  You won’t regret it (until your jeans are too tight to button.  Then you might regret it just a little bit).

Bob’s Donut & Pastry Shop 1621 Polk St. (btwn Sacramento & Clay) [Nob Hill]
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Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join eharmony.com and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.