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There are so many puns and snide cultural references I could make when writing about doughnuts. For instance, Homer Simpson would love the "d'oh" nuts at Nord's bakery. HOLE-y cow these doughnuts are fried perfection! Nord's is the cream of the crop, the icing on top. These maple bacon doughnuts will make you go HOG WILD. Yar har, these long johns be the best in the seven seas! I'm crazed for the glazed at Nord's Bakery! The list goes on. 

Nord's Bakery, located on Preston highway, and is a fixture of Louisville excellence. The next time you're stumbling home from Zanzabar, or shuffling out of Sunergos Coffee next door holding your life giving brew, step into the door at Nord's and just breath. The smell of it, the fried dough and the chopped pecans and the drizzled glaze, it's incomparable. If your blood sugar can handle it, dare to order a thick sugar cookie or a caramel iced cake. Order a simple bear claw or a creme filled long john. If you're really in the mood for a decadent breakfast treat, try the bacon maple long john. 

Adding bacon to anything makes it doubly delicious, this applies to everything from vodka (seriously) to chocolate to candles. Maple flavoring and bacon in particular is tried and true, and the maple bacon concoction at Nord's capitalizes on the salty sweet combination. The golden fried dough is smeared with thick frosting and decorated with delicately crunchy bacon. The doughnuts themselves have the perfect cake-to-air ratio. 

Nord's is usually quite busy on weekend mornings, but once the rush is off you can watch the rotating sweets in the cake case and salivate over the dozens of thick iced cookies and doughnuts. There are even little tables and chairs available for comfortable snacking. The staff is impeccably friendly and quick. The chocolate filled powdered doughnut is particularly good, as are buttercream iced. Nord's Bakery is also extremely affordable, and in this wretched economy, you might as well treat yourself to a doughnut with bacon on top. Your paycheck might not be decadent, but Nord's bakery certainly is. 

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Big fan of bacon and bourbon, deep fried anything, sweet tea and sweet nothings.

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