Photo by Cierra Pedro

Custom Doughnuts, Satisfying the Munchies and Westside Brunching

Fractured Prune celebrates one year, Cheba Hut wants to share its stash and there are new items at Honey Salt's brunch.

If you know Ocean City, Maryland, then the Fractured Prune doughnut shop is a familiar spot. Named after the spunky lady who owned the land of the original Ocean City location, Prunella Shriek had the skills to compete in sports, but sadly endured broken bones along the way. When the doughnut shop opened, they paid tribute to her legendary story by naming it Fractured Prune. The doughnuts have come West, and the Las Vegas location is celebrating its one-year anniversary on November 9 with a birthday-cake flavor and a birthday doughnut shake. Fractured Prune (9460 W. Flamingo Rd., fracturedprune.com) specializes in cake doughnuts, which start with a vanilla batter base and are then dipped into an assortment of glazes and toppings. Customization can be made on the spot, but opt for some of the best sellers. Fractured Prune has done the hard part for you by offering flavors such as the OC Sand, Blueberry Hill or seasonal, limited-time-only favorites, such as Aunt Esther’s banana bread, apple pie and churro. The doughnuts come out hot and fresh, but I’d recommend keeping the box open for a while to allow the treats to cool and prevent condensation from forming.

Photo by Cierra Pedro

And now if you’re ready for a nug, pinner or blunt to satisfy the munchies, head over to the newly opened Cheba Hut (2550 S. Rainbow, chebahut.com), offering “toasted” subs in those three sizes. The restaurant chain with a counterculture theme is serving up sandwiches with homemade recipes, sauces made from scratch, made-to-order salads and “munchies,” crispy treats made of popular sweet cereal. Cheba Hut’s food doesn’t actually contain any marijuana, nor is smoking paraphernalia allowed in the restaurant, but you can enjoy the “secret stash” sandwiches. The Area 51 sandwich is one of the Las Vegas secret stash offerings, made with pepper jack, tomato, avocado, sprouts and Greek dressing. Then, if you’re in the know, there’s an “extra” secret stash. When you order the Bomb (meatball sandwich) off the regular menu, ask for the Atomic Bomb and they will add jalapeños for an extra kick. All the bread is baked and delivered from the renowned Vie de France bakery. To wash it all down, pair the meal with a signature Kool-Aid cocktail or local craft beer from the full bar.

Finally, let’s take it back to brunch because good ones always start the weekend off right. Honey Salt (1031 S. Rampart Blvd., honeysalt.com) just unveiled new brunch items. First, start off with some classics, such as bottomless bubbles and the monkey bread, made of brioche and bourbon caramel sauce. Then move on to new offerings such as the Cocoa Puff French Toast, which has a way of bringing back childhood sweet-cereal memories, with the richness of Nutella, hazelnuts and house-made cream. The Biscuits & Gravy is a good comfort-food choice, served with two sunnyside eggs, packing a carb and protein punch. The biscuit is a throwback to the days when the very same recipe—created with aged cheddar, bacon and chives—was available at the now-shuttered Made L.V. The hearty Corned Beef & Hash, which comes with two poached eggs, is for those who favor savory over sweet and texture over uniformity. The chunks of salty and meaty corned beef, potatoes and eggs is a solid way to start the day.

Marisa savors with all five senses. Read more at vegasseven.com/dishandtell or visit her blog loveandrelish.com.

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