Randy’s Donuts: LA Century City


A bit delayed with this one.  When I saw the Randy’s Donuts kiosk at the Century City mall in LA, I had to stop.  Just one.  Always looking for a good donut, and life is too short to say no.  I got some sort of crumb one and brought it back to the office.  I didn’t eat the whole thing, impressed?

Doughnut Baker

We did a little doughnut making with Auntie C last month and her doughnut baking pan.  I think we all enjoyed watching the mess being made more than tasting the end result.  But someone loved full access to frosting and sprinkles.

We’re Back! Doughnut Dolly

I’m here, I promise.  I finally got my computer set up in our new place, my photos are now syncing to the right place.  Well, most importantly, they are now syncing.

Lest you think that I haven’t been eating doughnuts and drinking coffee out west…we are kicking it off with our trip to Doughnut Dolly with the B family.  It’s right around the corner from their house, in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland.  Definitely hipster to the max.  It’s small alleys where they used to put horses back in the day. Now it’s a hipster barber, fancy coffee, fancy doughnut, fancy tiny plant kind of place.  There was probably somewhere that sold knitted things.

You pick your filling and you are off.  Made to order.  Mine was a berry and custard mix.

Dough Thursday Treat

A new food hall sort of place opened up on the other side of Grand Central.  I had to try the Dough doughnuts in there.  Why not today?  Julie and I ventured there this morning.  Just a quick trip.  Just  a cinnamon and sugar for me.  Keeping it basic.IMG_9709 IMG_9708

Purim Doughnuts

Ok…so I deleted this last post by accident.  A new one is coming next.

This is my Purim Doughnut.  I don’t know the details of Purim, just that it involves pirates, Hamantaschen cookies and poppy seed filling.  I was waiting for Mark and needed a doughnut appetizer.  I couldn’t resist this one.  I then had my real doughnut after.  Wild Blueberry this week!

Mommy & Baby Friday

Maternity leave is coming to an end!  Baby starts daycare this week with a few practice runs before I start back to work.  Of course, I pick the week of the big blizzard to work out all the logistics.  May as well try this in the worst of conditions!

But we spent our last full day together doing fun things around the city, things that we enjoyed doing during our time together.  We started out with a trip to Blue Bottle via the High Line where we saw one of our favorite baristas, Candace.

I have a list of doughnut places to try so figured I’d knock one off the list.  We headed to Dough on 19th Street.  Baby was not going to stand for mom enjoying her doughnut in the store so we brought it home. Yes, those are crumbs on the baby and boppy, oops!  Mocha almond crunch.  I still love my Doughnut Plant, but this was also really really good.  More of a dessert.

We regrouped and baby had a nap and lunch before Karma Kids for Mommy Baby yoga.

Then we had an afternoon of cleaning up, random computer work and baby naps.  A perfect way to end our time together.  Is baby happy with our day?  She’s not looking too happy in this picture, but I may have subjected her to enough of the camera by this point.  I’ve really enjoyed it, and am excited for all the adventures we’ll have together.  More doughnuts for sure!


Fall Weekend: Gansevoort Market

What a beautiful weekend we had!  Of course this meant we had to venture out.  I read about the new Gansevoort Market in the Meatpacking area.  It’s like other New York “food courts” with local food purveyors (some from Smorgasburg in Brooklyn).  Little kiosks with tacos, desserts, coffee…this one has a nice seating area with skylights.  We just popped in, didn’t try anything since we just at at the new Boom Sushi on the way.  Check out this recent article from Forbes.

And it’s fall so this meant the seasonal doughnut at Doughnut Plant.  I love the toasted pumpkin seeds, and they DO use real pumpkin.  Compared to the Starbucks PSL.