WATCH: The City of Halifax may become know for a new food combination that includes the donair, and the donut called the doughairnut. Global’s Ray Bradshaw checks it out.
HALIFAX – There are many legendary combinations out there in the food world, but Robie St. Station diner in Halifax has a new creation that brings together unique flavours you might not expect.
They’re calling it the ‘Doughnairnut”. Diner owner Kaleigh Burns says it’s a fun combination of the much-loved doughnuts that Robie St. Station makes on weekends, and donairs from their neighbours, Tony’s Donair.
“As soon as I said donair doughnut everybody got really excited, and that’s the kind of response you just don’t ignore and brush off and ya go with it,” Burns said.
The doughnut is a yeast doughnut, so a bit more like bread than a traditional one. It’s got a Tony’s Donair sauce glaze, and then is topped with Tony’s Donair meat, tomato and green onion, and drizzle of donair sauce to top it all off.
Steve Gilbert was at Robie St. Station on Friday to give one a try. He’s been a lover of donairs for 50 years.
“That’s better than good,” said Gilbert. “It’s got everything you need in a donair. It’s got sweet sauce plus the sweet doughnut. A different taste totally, I like it.”
The Doughnairnuts will be on sale this weekend at Robie St. Station.