Sunday, October 9, 2011

Another guest blogger. oh yea

Ladies and gentlemen.
This week, it is our great pleasure to present to you, your guest blogger....JESUS, or Nate playing dress up. Halloween is coming
And it is written in the good book that Jesus, me, said "you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, or you can teach a man to fish unless he has a real job and only has his weekends off in which case I have no problem with him going to the store to get it at a reasonable price." Today, Sunday October 9th at maybe one o'clock-ish. We, Nate and Lindsey, Jesus wasn't complete then, found ourselves at
Winchell's Warm 'n Fresh donuts at 5416 Reseda Blv. in Tarzana.
POW we walked up to the counter, with a show of purpose
WHAM the counter lady had her tongs poised
"coco-nut" Nate says
"chocolate stick thing." Lindsey fires it so fast the lady doesn't even know what to think. then she puts our donuts in the bag.
"One seventy eight" she says, and there's money in my hand then gone. Then change appears and we're out the door. Back to the truck so we can complete Jesus and relax.
Home, Finally. So of course Lindsey had to eat hers in the truck, she just couldn't wait til we got home. Anyway, CHOCOLATE STICK THING.

Wow, easy part first, dough. Just tasty. it had this light sweetness to it, delightful. But the frosting, it was a dark chocolate frosting that wasn't too sweet at all, like when some frostings are like a mouth full of sugar. Again, Wow. But then, COCONUT. There was so much coconut on this thing, and it wasn't glazed so the only thing holding the coconut on was the coconut itself, wrapped around the donut. Perfection, it was zen. And all for a reasonable price.

So if you want a donut even The Risen would come back for, may we just suggest trying Winchell's. And as for Jesus, he's gonna be staying with us for a little while. Probably till after Halloween, so I'm sure you'll see him around, MUAH HA HA HA HA HA.

And by the way, because Jesus is around I'm not going to remind Trav that he still hasn't blogged, or that yesterday I woke up and smelled his smelliness and said "damn, ain't that smelly." But we have the spirit of forgiveness, so don't blow it Trav, Jesus doesn't forgive forever. End

Sunday, October 2, 2011

mission to the donuts

Nerds, history buffs, and those who can successfully google know that around this date (specifically on October 4th) in 1957 Sputnik, the world's first satellite, was launched into space. To commemorate this moment in history this week we ventured into the unknown territory of Spudnuts at 8225 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Tucked behind El Pollo Loco, Spudnuts was hardly easy to find. But after circling the parking lot and getting distracted by the bouncy castle in the park across the street (which the eight year old children it belonged to did not appreciate) we finally made our way into Spudnuts. Upon entering we were promptly greeted by a tiny woman who truly appreciated my t-shirt: a gem I got at Mainely Meat BBQ in Bar Harbor, ME that read "Real Girls Eat Meat". After talking to this nice lady for about ten minutes about how vegetarianism and veganism seem impossible: a life without chicken tenders? A life without cheese? How is this possible?! We finally made our donut selection: one vanilla frosted and one blueberry filled. We've mixed it up a little this week in honor of our new milestone: we now have three followers! Woo Hoo!
In addition to the donuts, Nate got a small coffee in spite of the fact that Spudnuts only offered the lids of Lucifer. As far as flavor goes, Nate described the coffee as "typical gas station fare", but they did have real milk to put in it so that's something. The vanilla frosted donut was bordering on too sweet, but it was also bordering on perfect vanilla flavor and perfect donut consistency. The blueberry filled was not overly sweet, as I sometimes find filled donuts to be. It did have canned blueberry filling, which I tend to oppose on principle at least. But it was also fluffy and delicious (aren't most donuts?). The two donuts, and small coffee cost $3.10. Not the cheapest we've gotten, but not too expensive either. They have a buy 5 donuts, get the 6th free deal, but we don't have enough friends to share them with yet/we're not that fat yet. All and all I can say with confidence we'll be returning to the depths of Topanga Canyon Boulevard to conduct more donut research. Until then: happy eating!
- Lindsey