UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — It's been one year since the Glazed & Infused doughnut walk-up window exited Wicker Park's main hub, but that loss has proven a gain for another busy corner several blocks south in Ukrainian Village.
Beginning in January, El Metro, a self-described "Mexican Gastrofonda" that focuses on tacos, desserts, tequila and beer at 1959 W. Chicago Ave., will add doughnuts from Glazed & Infused, as well as coffee, Mexican Hot Chocolate and breakfast, El Metro's owners announced Friday.
The doughnuts, some 12 rotating Glazed & Infused varieties plus Abuelita hot chocolate and a Mexican and Brazilian coffee blend, will coincide with a new daily breakfast served at El Metro.
"A lot of people were sad because they closed the Wicker Park location. We approached [Glazed & Infused] about selling their doughnuts and they said, 'yes, we were looking for a place right there,'" said Betty Romo, who runs El Metro with her sister Veronica Pineau.
A spokeswoman for Glazed & Infused could not immediately be reached Friday to confirm the new sales outlet or comment. Romo said the artisan doughnut shop is planning to announce its new spot in Ukrainian Village after the new year.
Romo and Pineau previously ran the popular Gaudi Cafe, which closed last year. The sisters opened El Metro, at the southeast corner of Chicago and Damen avenues two years ago, with support from Dan Andrews, Romo's husband.
The same bestselling breakfast hits from the Gaudi Cafe menu, such as chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, burritos and enchiladas, will be served at El Metro beginning in January from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. six days a week, Romo said. El Metro is closed on Mondays.
Romo said that Glazed & Infused doughnuts will cost between $3 to $4, and coffee will run between $2 and $4.
To stay updated on the new menu and hours, visit El Metro's Facebook page.
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