Last year, I had a pink lemonade donut and a buffalo chicken wrap (yes, the perfect combination) after kayaking down the James River, and I've been thinking about them ever since.
How could you forget a place that makes a Christmas Tree out of donuts, or that serves orange and cream "dreamsicle" donuts?
You can order the brown bag combo: a wrap, a donut, a bag of chips and a drink. It doesn't get much better than that.
After an early morning out and about on Black Friday we stopped at Blue Collar Joe's (since I could not stop talking about it.)
It was everything I remembered it was, a little donuts oasis out in the country.
This year I tried the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast donut. It has bacon on top ... drool.
Now I will be thinking about this donut all year ... and maybe even the rest of my life.
We saw another family coming in as we were heading out, a little girl with blonde pigtails and her grandpa, both smiling ear to ear.
Blue Collar Joe's has the magic. The magic that makes grandpa just as excited about his lunch as his granddaughter.
That is why this note posted on their door broke my heart...
Here is to hoping we can fix our economy, so we don't have to continue saying goodbye to magical small businesses that create these kind of memories.