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I have the quote, "Doughnuts. Is there any- thing they can't do?" a xed to my fridge, signifying a soft, ring-shaped spot in my heart for the sprinkled sweets. But if you show your devotion by opening up a Frac- tured Prune Doughnuts spot, you might have reached glazed-god status. Owner Mark Rothermel imported the Ocean City, Maryland, chain last November to spread the sugar high to Las Vegas. "I think people here have a higher palate and enjoy showmanship qualities that our doughnuts achieve through an open display of the entire process and ability to play with avor combinations and pro les," Rother- mel says. So what makes these doughnuts stand out from the powdered sugar pack? Just like the fundamentals of cooking include properly preparing an egg, Rother- mel stresses that the focus here is on perfecting the base. Fractured Prune employs a proprietary cake doughnut mix and fries in soy shortening to impart a crunch factor similar to a beignet. Each of these bare beauties is made hot to order in a matter of minutes. Starting with the simplest Plain Jane option, you can choose from 15 di erent favorites like the OC Sand, bathed in honey glaze and dusted in cinnamon sugar, or the Bacon Bomb, with maple glaze, cinnamon sugar and decked with pork bits. If you consider yourself a creative genius, grab a pen and create whatever mashup speaks to your soul. Choose from the kaleidoscope of coatings ranging from blueberry to caramel and mint. Dot your dough with 12 toppings like cookie crumbs, mini-chocolate chips or sea salt. And use your best inside voice when inquiring about the secret menu that includes a ri on birthday cake. Push away thoughts of self-control—when you hear sta shout "See you tomorrow," they mean it. –Brittany Brussell THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN I N G R E D I E N T S M E T H O D Mix ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Pour into martini glass and garnish. Elegant, refi ned, tasteful yet strong—this cocktail exemplifi es many gentlemanly traits. Chopin Potato Vodka is full-bodied and creamy with a clean fi nish, while the liqueur and vermouth are both sophisticatedly sweet and fragrant. Whether you're a perfect gentleman, an aspiring gentleman or simply an appreciator of gentlemen—aren't we all?—this libation is sure to please . 2 1/2 oz. Chopin Potato Vodka 1/4 oz. Marolo Milla Grappa and Chamomile Liqueur 1/4 oz. Cinzano Bianco Vermouth Optional: 2 dashes of Scrappy's Bitters Lemon peel and Luxardo Maraschino cherry for garnish FOOD & DRINK STANDOUT SWEETS GO AHEAD, GET ADDICTED TO FRACTURED PRUNE DOUGHNUTS + Cocktail created by Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Education at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits. Top a Fractured Prune doughnut any way you like. (Jon Estrada/Special to Weekly) FRACTURED PRUNE DOUGHNUTS 9460 W. Flamingo Road #115, 702-754-3231. Monday-Fri- day, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. L A S V E G A S W E E K LY 0 3 . 1 6 . 1 7

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