The aroma of freshly fried dough wafted through Oak Bluffs on Thursday as MV Gourmet Cafe and Bakery and Back Door Donuts opened for the season.
Celia Peri and brother Rocco Peri were first in line by the back door, followed by Jay Wolf and Chris Bowron. Both pairs had been waiting since 6:30 pm to get their hands on the season’s first donuts.
As 7 pm slowly approached, there was some anxious foot stomping and peering through the window, but finally, at 7:06 the beloved green door was propped open and the tasty treats flowed into the arms of a hungry crowd.
The late opening had some ready to head home, but for those patient and hardy enough to brave the cooling temps, they were rewarded with warm starchy goodness.
When asked if the donuts were worth the wait, Celia Peri said, “Of course,” through a mouthful of chocolate donut.
MV Gourmet Cafe and Bakery is open from 5 am to 7 pm. Back Door Donuts is open 7 pm to 1 am through Sunday, April 23. After school vacation week, it will be open Thursday through Saturday nights, 7 pm to 1 am, until mid-May.
Editor’s note: Story was updated to clarify the schedule for Back Door Donuts.