Sometimes you just really want a donut. And sometimes you want that donut to have bacon on it. Enter fōnuts. Like, faux donuts. Because the deal at fōnuts is that nothing they serve is ever fried — it’s all either steamed or baked. So naturally, Mr. Lovely and I had to go and check this place out to see how good a steamed donut can be.
We popped by on a lazy Saturday morning and found a seat in the sunshine. While we were trying to decide on our order the kind folks behind the counter let us try a mini version of the Strawberry Buttermilk, which tasted like the best strawberry milkshake I’d ever had. After much deliberation, we decided to sample a few and got a half dozen: Rosemary Olive Oil, Maple Bacon, Chorizo Cheddar, Blueberry Earl Gray, Lemon, and a good old Glazed with Sprinkles.
We just wanted a couple bites of each, so we got down to business. Weirdly, I think my fave was the Chorizo Cheddar! It was like a breakfast sandwich — savory and filling. Mr. Lovely was loving the Maple Bacon. Each one kind of had its own vibe — the Rosemary was like bread before a meal, the glazed was cakey, the blueberry made you feel like you were 8 years old again and you needed a glass of milk. Truth be told, I can’t vouch for the lemon; that was Mr. Lovely’s choice through and through. I don’t really do lemon pastry. Blech.
But long story short, it was all delicious and it’s a quick, easy stop for sharing a sweet! Grab a couple of coffees and split a fōnut or two. You won’t be sorry. xoxo
If you’re in LA, have you been to Joan’s on Third? A new pal from the show we’re doing (by the way, come see our show!) works there and has been telling us forever that we needed to try the place out. So we went the other day, and sure enough — it’s my new favorite place. It’s clean and white and beautiful, and stuffed full of delicious things everywhere you turn. And apparently, it’s totally a must-do in LA (we struck up a conversation with the women sitting next to us, who said, “Oh, it’s an institution!” Haha!). That, and it totally feels like Eataly or Dean & Deluca, a couple of my favorite spots in NYC.
We pretty much let our buddy order for us, since he knows the ropes. For me, he recommended the butternut squash soup and grilled cheese — they do a half soup/half sandwich lunch plate if you ask for it! Mr. Lovely got the fried chicken sandwich with a side of brussels sprouts. And there was not one thing that wasn’t delicious. Even while we were walking out, completely full, we kept spying things that we wanted to come back and try.
Long story short, go give it a try! Or if you’ve been there, what’s your fave? I need recommendations for our next trip! xoxo
If you’re in the Toluca Lake area, you should stop by the Pumpkin Patch! We took a quick trip there for Mr. Lovely’s recent birthday, and had a pretty great time.
The patch obviously has a ton of pumpkins (in all shapes, sizes, and colors), but it also has a haunted maze and a petting zoo if you’re bringing little ones. And the friendly guys who were helping us pick out pumpkins were super-helpful, too — they literally shined the ones that we picked out to take home. At the end, they hauled everything to our car for us and sent us on our merry way!
And speaking of merry, they have a Christmas tree lot in the same location during the holidays. Anyone ever been? If their trees are anything like their pumpkins, they’re going to be awesome. xoxo