Move Over Cronut – The Donut Is Back


“Come for the donuts, stay for the wieners”

Jim Pettinger coined Biker Jim’s new slogan today when Chef Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room and FIVE at FIVE™ opened up his 4-day pop up donut shop in the gourmet sausage kitchen.


Some words of advice for those looking to take on Chef Ian’s colossal sugar masterpieces:

1. Come hungry.
2. Forget your diet (they are not welcome ’round these parts).
3. Take cover (exploding whipped cream incoming).

I had the Curtis Caldwell, named after Denver’s Vesta Dipping Grill sous-chef who passed away in January. This pile of decadence came filled with peanut butter and pastry cream, topped with chocolate and exploding whipped cream.


Other donuts on the list are: Donut Bread Pudding, S’mores, Oink (made with bacon), Tropical, Almond Joy, Baklava, Bananarama, Lemon Meringue, and the fan-named Rubarbarella. You can also chase your donut with a liquid nitrogen mocha topped with exploding whipped cream.

Shop is open Wednesday (7/17) – Saturday (7/20), 6am – 10am
2148 Larimer St Denver, CO 80205
Donuts $5, Coffee $3, Milk $3, Liquid Nitro Mocha $5

You’re welcome.

Which donut would you try? Have you seen Chef Ian’s culinary wizardry yet?