Restaurants & Bars 19

Donuts

Thi N. | Feb 5, 2002 06:20 PM

I have gone to Stan's. I have gone to Randy's. I have gone to Bob's in Farmer's Market. I have gone to Primo's.

That said: my standard for the "light" doughnut is Krispy Kreme unglazed. My standard for the "heavy" doughnut is Dunkin' Donuts blueberry.

I went to Randy's. Good texture, nice flavor - the twist definitely had that touch of bake-y sourness - but felt a little rancid, a little oily.

I went to Bob's. I have no memory of Bob's.

I went to Stan's. The textures aren't quite as lovely as Randy's. No rancidity, a good donut, but not quite any sparkle. The sweet flavors are one-note, fatty but the fat's a little... listless in flavor.

I went to Primo's. The next day, I somehow justified a trip 20 minutes in the opposite direction of home, to a Best Buy - despite the fact that there's another one on the way home - because Primo's was nearby.

Primo's twist has that breathy, chewiness that I expect from a light donut - and that nice fresh sourness, but a really deep sourness, once that wraps around the mouth and settles in for a while.

The buttermilk is really beautiful. A beautiful crumbly/chewy thing, and has a substantial, earthy flavor.

I can't really understand why Primo's doesn't come up more in general discussion. Besides the one thread here. I mean, Randy's has the schtick, and Stan's and Bob's are in very heavily travelled areas - UCLA and the Farmer's Market, respectively - and Primo's is on a strip mall in the middle of nowhere.

I went to Stan's after two straight days of Primo's - first time in my life, got donut cravings - and it just was flat.

-thi

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