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These are the doughnuts that received acclaim from celebrity chef Alton Brown.
These are the doughnuts that received acclaim from celebrity chef Alton Brown. (Photo: Alton Brown)

Cranky Al's makes Alton Brown's favorite doughnut list

There are a lot of doughnuts in the U.S., but when Alton Brown picked his favorites, he included one of Milwaukee's favorites -- the cruller at Cranky Al's in Wauwatosa.

In a blog post published on June 9, Brown declared that "The cruller is so good you’ll be dreaming of it long after it’s gone."

The "Iron Chef" host visited Milwaukee during Valentine's Day weekend, performing live at the Riverside Theater as part of his "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour."

While he was here, he checked out a number of Milwaukee hotspots, including Valentine Coffee:

Good morning, Milwaukee! @valentinecoffee #ABRoadEatsMKE

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He also stood in a pretty long line for a bloody mary at Sobelman's before eating custard at Kopp's.

While he was here, Brown declared on Twitter that he at some of "the best donuts on the road so far" at Cranky Al's in Wauwatosa.  

And – since he gave them a mention again on National Doughnut Day – I'm pretty sure he's dead serious.

In honor of National Doughnut Day, some of my favorites from around the country.

Posted by Alton Brown on Friday, June 5, 2015

Do you have a favorite Milwaukee doughnut?

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TosaJim | June 13, 2015 at 9:04 a.m. (report)

My favorite donut too! Stop in...I've been bragging about Cranky Al's for years...a real neighborhood destination.

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mbradleyc | June 12, 2015 at 10:56 p.m. (report)

36676 Paielli's on 39th Avenue in Kenosha. The cyclops. Not quite as good as Franks on Roosevelt Road used to be, but they closed.

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