Dominique Ansel opening up LA bakery and restaurant


#41

What are Cambodian donuts?

You should eat your breakfast before your morning coffee. It’s more civilized.


Cambodian-owned donut shops and Chinese food
#42

Thanks @Aesthete. I suppose you’re right. It’s not all bad.

Yes, the badge is for using all your allotted “likes” in one day or something like that. For disclosure sake; I was just catching up after being on vacation… but still.


#43

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#44

That’s true, free-range gluten is acceptable, and damn good (I admit to cheating with it myself occasionally).


#45

Whoa, there’s a daily limit? What is the limit?? haha


#46

[quote=“J_L, post:40, topic:5071”]
if Mr. Ansel wanted to market to the West Coast, he should have come to L.A. much earlier; struck “while the iron was hot”, as it were - back when the cronut was THE thing to have.
[/quote]Yep


#47

I think it’s 50. For this reason I haven’t looked at the 2016 Weekend Rundown since returning. I’ll be “liking” all over the place. It’s actually embarrassing. But I can’t help it; it’s how I’m built.


#49

Wow, why is it capped at so few?


#51

I thought Dunkin’ was trying to capitalize on the nostalgia of East Coast transplants who miss their coffee. I never understood it…went on a business trip to CT years ago, and those folks swear by Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and doughnuts…I tried it and thought there wasn’t anything extraordinary about it.


#52

DD makes a pretty good iced coffee at a very friendly price point. Very nice for those 80 degree 80% humidity days in Manhattan when you’re tempted to even pass up a cab without air conditioning during rush hour in Midtown.


#53

Good to know, @ipsedixit. I’ve never tried the iced coffee.


#54

What’s funny is that Dunkin’ Donuts used to be in L.A. years ago from an L.A. times article I read (I think the 1990’s). They folded, and left. Then they come back now and people are freaking out over it. Weird.


#56

East Coast transplants are freaking out over it because since the 90s LA became the cool city, and all of them started moving here.


#57

A little ode to the Dunkin Iced Coffee.

Not gourmet by any means, but approachable and, ahem, budget friendly.


#58

I will endeavor to check it out if I ever find myself at one. Thanks!


#59

I’m one of those East Coast transplants (by way of Philadelphia, PA; Ithaca, NY, Gainesville, Florida; and Chicago, IL). While I do frequent mom & pop doughnut shops a lot, I will still occasionally hit up DD for a coffee and a breakfast bagel sandwich.


#60

Proof is in da puddin’ yo.

Actually, back in the day, when I was a real young kid, and I moved across the country to live in Boston because of a woman and a job in fashion, it was well before the 3rd wave coffee scene had really exploded, and I recall days where I drank some DD iced coffee. For what it is, I can appreciate it. Never could stomach the donuts, though. But there was one right next to this pizza parlor I used to get whole chicken and garlic pies from for like $10. I never knew pizza could be so good for so cheap until I moved out there. Alas…the fires of my young love (for women nor fashion) could not withstand those icy winters.


#61

I wonder what makes pizza in Boston so great, because it really is!


#62

I always thought of Dunkin’ Donuts as the East Coast Winchells or vice versa. Didn’t realize people made a big deal about it when they opened here. I remember the Krispy Kreme frenzy, but not DD.


#63

Hi @TheCookie,

Yup, I feel the same way. :smile: I never thought of them like some amazing Donut (ala Pastry Chef Nicole Rucker’s Cofax Donuts), or the way our FTCers / Hounds loved Donut Man, or Sidecar, etc.