The summer of 2013 will forever be known as the summer of the cronut. This little genius mashup of the croissant and the doughnut caused quite a splash this year, with people lining up hours before Dominique Ansel's New York City bakery opens each day.
Can't wait for a cronut? You can always buy them on the black market for about $40.
Or you can head over to Sushi Maki in Coral Gables and pick up the "cronot," the insanely decadent version that the staffers at Sushi Maki worked tirelessly to perfect, shirking their daily duties in the quest to make the quirky, flaky pastry.
"WFT?" you say. "A Japanese restaurant offering up cronots?"
"Damn Skippy!" we say. Especially when the restaurant is taking buttery, flaky croissant dough, frying it into a crisp doughnut, then glazing it with vanilla.
The cronot will be available Monday thru Friday only at the Sushi Maki Coral Gables location.
They're $4 each, and available for dine-in or take-out only (no delivery), while daily supplies last. How many will the restaurant bake each day? "We're not sure how many we'll make but we will run out," was the answer given.
The Coral Gables store is open 11a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays. We suggest getting there early.