Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Competition Finally For Doughnut Vault

Table Fifty-Two's new pop-up Sweets Stand opens this weekend with doughnuts and more. (Photos: Table Fifty-Two)

River North's runaway sugar-high hit Doughnut Vault has had a few copycats since opening earlier this year as a daily morning pop-up next to Gilt Bar, but no one has come even close to its deliciousness.

But Table Fifty-Two pastry chef Celeste "CeCe" Campise may finally give them some competition with her very own pastry pop-up just outside of Art Smith's superb Southern-focused eatery.

Table Fifty-Two's Celeste "CeCe" Campise with her pastries.

Beginning Saturday at 8am, Campise is set to debut Sweet Stand, which will be open throughout October every Saturday morning. She'll be pushing fresh doughnuts with house-made jams, Smith's signature Hummingbird cupcakes (banana-pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting) and hot coffee.

Prices are $1-$3 and it's cash only.

In related news, Magnolia Bakery—the famed New York sugar shop—also opens Saturday on Block 37.

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