by Joseph L. Murphy, Iowa Soybean Association
Our "Pictures of the Week" take us to Nevada, where life's simple pleasures mix in perfect harmony with great taste. In October, Paula Feltner and her husband Mike opened Bricktown Bakery to share her love of donuts. Since opening, they have garnered a dedicated customer base in Nevada and other central Iowa communities.
"When you say donuts, people smile," Paula says while looking at the large selection of donuts on the wooden display counter. "They make people happy and they bring back memories of sharing with others."
In The Press
Real runs can wear you out, and Runners United Nevada (RUN) has some real 5K runs in its series this year.
But one fun run – the Donut Dash – doesn’t keep you on the course too long or focus on your time. The Donut Dash focuses on being silly for the reward of donuts.
The craziest costumed runner (or walker!) on a one-mile course on the morning of April 24 will win “a dozen Bricktown Bakery donuts every month for one whole year!” That’s a lot of donuts!
(L to R: RUN Board Members Amy Rosenberg & Dane Nealson, Food At First Meal Coordinator Barb Mittman, Bricktown Bakery owner Paula Feltner, and RUN Board Member Angie Tscherter)
In May, RUN partnered with Bricktown Bakery to host the 2nd Annual Bricktown Donut Dash. The event’s proceeds were donated to Nevada Food at First, bringing in a total of $2,013.52.
People form a line in front of "Bricktown," a donuts and coffee shop during the grand opening Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Nevada, Iowa.
Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune
Nevada's Bricktown Bakery sold 2,700 donuts the first Saturday it was open. Co-owner Paula Feltner has been thrilled with the outpouring of support her business has seen in the month since.
“We’re basically a 24-hour operation at this point," she said. "We’re making doughnuts all afternoon, they’re fried all night, and things are baked all afternoon. It’s a never-ending cycle until Saturday night when we rest, then Monday afternoon when it all starts up again."
Bricktown Bakery hand rolls the dough for donuts every day and fries them fresh every morning! Bricktown Bakery was thoughtfully selected. Bricks tie Nevadans to the city's history of successful brickyards and to the bricks that built many downtown structures. The exposed brick walls inside the bakery show those bricks. Whether people tie the bricks to Nevada's history or to what they see today, it helps tie this bakery to the community.
Bricktown Bakery offers you good doughnuts. Order the delicious coffee served here. Imagine a combination of tasty food and the friendly staff, this is exactly what this place offers. This spot scored 4.8 in the Google rating system.