We’re as proud of Dunkin Donuts as the next Bostonian, but we must admit: no American donut (not Honey Dew, not Dunkies, not even a hot one from Krispy Kreme) holds a candle to the delectable churro. Churros are an almost unspeakably delicious fried dough treat offered through much of the Spanish speaking world. Dough is piped through a fluted tube and fried. Ideally, the churros are served warm. They are perfect sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon sugar and they are something past perfection and well into the realm of the godly when served with thick Spanish hot chocolate. They are also extremely difficult to track down in much of the United States. We harnessed the awesome potential of the MenuPages Find-a-Food search and discovered that Ken Oringer is, apparently, the only person in Boston interested in providing us with churros.
•At Oringer’s tapas restaurant Toro, churros are available at the Sunday brunch and served with a chili-infused chocolate sauce, which sounds just about right.
•At La Verdad, Oringer’s taco joint, the churros may be ordered as dessert at any time. Given La Verdad’s truly excellent hours, this means that you can have some churros after the bars have closed, which, as any visitor to Spain knows, is the absolute best time. Oh yeah, and they come dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with both dulce de leche and warm Mexican chocolate. Excuse us while we collapse onto our keyboard in a delirious moment of food lust.