February 22, 2012 - 12:27am
Inspired by a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition to eat a doughnut on Fastchnaut Day, known elsewhere as Lent, Sarah DeSantis and Aasimah Navlakhi scoured Syracuse in search of the perfect treat.

1) Nino’s Italian Bakery

Beginning the trip on Lodi Street in the Northside, Sarah and Aasimah stopped at Nino’s Italian Bakery. The woman at the counter said they had ceased making donuts a few years back, but that many people that day were asking for cannoli and sfogliatelle. Sarah and Aasimah opted for both, only to find that neither were their ideal Fastchnaut Day food.

Cannoli with chocolate, vanilla and almond filling: