Even before it had a bricks-and-mortar shop, Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-932-5851) was big on experimentation. It did, after all, create a hamburger doughnut with pimento Cheez Whiz. But the next frontier in the done zone is not how the doughnuts are made -- it's how they're paid for. The shop hopes to soon accept digital currencies like Bitcoins and DogeCoins.
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"DogeCoin just helped raise over $30,000 for the Jamaican bobsled team," co-owner Corey Smale tells Gut Check. "When I heard that story, I was like, 'This is a real thing, and there's a real community behind it. Why don't we just take that next natural step?'"More »