Sunday, January 29, 2012

OK Donuts

This week's donut adventure is brought to you by the letter K for K's Donut Emporium located at 14354 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks. The letter K is also for the fact that these donuts were only okay. The Boston creme was chock full of custard, but lacking on chocolatey goodness. And it was a bit hard/stale. To be fair we did go there at 5pm so that may account for some of the dissatisfaction on my part.
The glazed donut was not too squishy, not too sugary, not too sweet and as Nate would say, "a very positive experience", but he may just be striving to counter my negative one in some sort of yin and yang way. The small coffee was definitely small, and although gone in six gulps was "good donut shop coffee" according to the coffee consumer among us. But for $3.10 for the lot I was expecting magic in my mouth and was fairly disappointed. However, as they say in the real estate biz it's all about location, and as far as locations go this one is in a pretty sweet one (all puns intended). Just a short walk from Iguana Vintage Clothing it's a good spot to stop for a quick refuel after getting your shop on, and with the massive selection at Iguana you will need a refuel after dropping your dough on some fresh new to you duds.
Until the Next Donut Craving Strikes,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Getin' dirty with the queen, THE DONUT QUEEN!

For starters, merry Christmas and happy new year. As I think Lindsey already told
you, we ate like kings and drank like white trash on Christmas, buffalo fillet Mignon with crab stuffed lobster tails, ultra spicy and baconee Mac n' chee and for dessert...40's of old country club malt liqueur (2.25 a bottle). The way we see it, it's the only appropriate way to celebrate the birth of our lord and savior, THE RISEN. I trust every one else , of all our faithful and obedient followers, also chose to enjoy their holiday with the same reckless abandon as we. Good, now we can be done with the holiday talk, so we can get to the meat, or coffee and donuts.

(here's a picture of us at the ball drop, HAHAHAHAHAHA, so amusing)

So, I've been going to the donut queen on and off for a few weeks now...IT'S JUST FOR THE COFFEE, don't you people judge me. Suffice to say, when I broke the news to Lindsey on Friday she was not amused, not in the least. The only thing I could do was to assure her that I had not looked at the donuts with a lusty eye or anything like that. I also promised that we would go over the weekend to get donuts and I would blog about it. So Saturday afternoon we hoped in the truck and rolled on down to Queen Donut on Ventura Blvd., just a couple blocks west of Encino. After a quick exchange of pleasantries we got one red velvet cake, one red velvet cake with chocolate frosting, and one plain with some kind of orange frosting. First two, ... , I don't even know what to say. maybe just wow. WOW. unfortunately, the orange thing, not so hot, not so hot at all. damned if I even know why I chose it, I bet the Asian lady hypnotized me with her mind. but all around tasty experience, and all for just $3.75.

Now lets talk coffee. As I may or may not have explained to you before, I lovea good cup of coffee. Starbucks?? Too strong. Fancy coffee place?? Too expensive. But oooh how I love that gas station/donut shop coffee. Now don't get me wrong, some places just have sh*tty coffee. Like, I won't get coffee from the 7-11 in the same plaza cause it is just the poopiest coffee of all time. This coffee however is, mmmmm, just delightful. Just the right balance of mid priced bulk coffee and L.A. city water, heaven. If you listen to anything, ANYTHING, we say. discount the adventures, the rambling nonsensical stories. Find this place and drink their coffee. I'm not even joking, this is one of my favorite cups of coffee in the area. Anyway, diner is ready now, so it's back to eating and watching law and order.

Enjoy what's left of your holiday and as always