A box of doughboys

box of doughboys

There's really only one way to deal with crowding in this situation.

We encountered a box of doughboys from Esperanto last night.* It was a happy sight, the doughboys all lined up, hot sauce at the ready, waiting to be eaten.

Did you know there's now a dough cousin? As Esperanto posted on Facebook in August: "imagine a doughboy but with spinach, roasted red peppers and red onions, with feta and mozzarella cheeses."

That now brings Esperanto's dough family to three: the doughboy, the doughgirl (a doughboy without the chicken, with extra veggies), and the dough cousin.

When we talked with Esperanto a few years back, they told us doughboys made up 35 percent of their business. The Gazette reported recently that the shop sells as many as 1000 of them on a busy summer night.

By the way: If the doughboy craving hits you and you can't make the trip to Esperanto, Kristi has a recipe for making something similar.

* It's a longer story that we can detail in the not-too-distant future, but let's just say it speaks to the awesomeness of Bob Carlton.

Comments

Those look so good!

You are very lucky people!

Bob Carlton is awesome. I'm still trying to figure out a way to get drunk enough in Saratoga so that I can truly enjoy a doughboy/girl/cousin in its full glory.

But thus far all plausible scenarios end in a fiery car wreck on the Northway.

Can't Esperanto set up some kind of mobile doughboy cart somewhere closer to Albany? Or can't someone else do the same thing? Given people's love for the form, it sounds like this would be a goldmine.

Daniel - I've actually been to events at the TU Center where Esperanto has had a small cart selling doughboys (slightly warm) in the halls. I believe they were there for TNA wrestling and Metallica in 2009. But it was not equivalent to one warmed in the oven late at night after some hardcore or middlecore drinking.

derryX, they are no longer in the TU Center, unfortunately. (I used to shoot Seen, get a couple Doughboys and head out. Now I need to settle with (greasy) pizza from next door.)

I can't wait to hear this story. Finding a box of Doughboys would be second only to a lifetime supply of chocolate milk shakes from Stewart's.

Oh, and I just need to add that nothing accompanies a Doughboy like a Cherry Coke.

OK, that's all.

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