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Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Donut Man - Glendora

It's a good thing I went for a jog this morning. You should too if you're gonna indulge like this. I've got my brother hooked on reading Jonathan Gold's food reviews. If you don't know who he is, Gold is the LA Weekly's resident food critic, who recently won a Pulitzer, the only food critic to receive such an honor. I trust him for his knowledge of the San Gabriel Valley's Chinese restaurants, but he's been spot on about other locations as well. So after reading this review of The Donut Man's strawberry-stuffed glazed doughnuts, my brother tried it out and liked it so much he took me. The Donut Man resides in Glendora on the old historic Route 66 that spanned across the country. You can see the "fresh strawbeery donuts" sign right when you drive up. It's just a walk-up window with doughnuts on both sides. My brother said I could get any doughnut I wished. But who was he kidding, I'm going for the stuffed strawberry glazed ginormous doughnut. See it in the upper left corner? I had to wait an hour before I could taste it. An hour! We were loading up my car with my boxspring mattress on top and the long sofa upturned, legs removed, and me squished forward with my knees touching the dash, the back rest all the way down, twisted sideways because my shoulder was wedged between the sofa, while driving on local roads the long, long way to my new place. Oh man, was I salivating by the time I got the box open. Just look at it. I don't think I need to say anything else. :P Oh, yeah, this was $2.50. I also noticed the box said "peach donuts." When is peach season? Because I am so there! The Donut Man 915 E. Route 66 Glendora, CA 91740 626-335-9111 P.S. Ignore the rest of this post if you're only here for the food. Incidentally, any of my blogging buddies need to shape up too? I've got an important family wedding (not mine!) in 8 weeks. It'll be a big family reunion and I want to take lots of pictures so I need to lose weight. I am so out of shape. :( I only jogged/walked 1.5 miles at the park this morning. Man, I wish I had the energy of a child. They take any opportunity to run. And not the paced jog of people running for exercise. Children run with their arms flailing, or head bent forward, arms straight back, forward to the wind with all their might. Me? I'm jogging/walking, but more on pace with the elderly. Anyway, I'm just going to put in little notes at the bottom of each post reminding myself of how much I did each day so I make myself accountable. Just ignore if you wish. I ran 7 miles last week! 3 miles outdoors, 4 miles on elliptical. Today was 1.5 miles outdoors. Yay me. Yes, encouragement would be lovely. :)


  1. Way to go! The furthest I ever jogged was 8km. I think that's only 5 miles.
    You'll have to forego those delectable donuts to lose weight though (I am sure you know input < output = lose weight) :) Press on! 7 weeks = lose 7 pounds? Go! Go! Go!

  2. Thanks Yich!
    I miscounted. It's 8 weeks away. I have another week's grace. :P

    I know! I said I wanted to share but my brother wanted one all to himself.

  3. Great job with the running! Keep it up, and before you know it, you'll be running a marathon!

  4. donuts look delish! yah keep up the good work. that's a lot of running. i've been doing pilates at home. i heart it! i just bought some weights.

  5. *raises hand* yes, I need to get back in shape. I hate running, though, so I will start with the elliptical... Your strawberry donuts remind me of Polly's strawberry pies (basically heaps of glazed strawberries on a pie crust).

  6. I can't remember the last time I went jogging. But the distance I cover is inversely proportional with my age...the older I get, the shorter dist. I can manage :(

    You are an achiever, girl!

    That strawberry donut looks like a burger to me :D

  7. I'm with you. I just got new running shoes. Yesterday, I walked 2 miles. Guess you have to start somewhere. Thank god there aren't doughnuts like that anywhere near me.

  8. You jogged 7 miles last week! That's pretty impressive! I need to lose a bit of weight before summer as well, but if you keep putting up photos of succulent strawberry donuts like that - it's going to be tough on me! I'm craving something sweet now!

  9. eating and running go hand in hand! make sure to build up your mileage slowly to not risk injury. good luck!

  10. you can do it big sis! youve done so much already so you cant stop now!

  11. the donut man may be antithetical to dieting, but I love him anyway! Was just there a few weekends ago--I, too, can't wait for peach season--should be July or so...see you there!

  12. Strawberry . . . stuffed . . .doughnuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My head is going to explode. I MUST go seek these out.

  13. Oh my god, I drive by this place all the time, but never thought to try it.. until now. Thanks!

  14. I have never seen a doughnut quite like that one. It looks like it just may be worth the extra 4 miles you will need to run!

    I admire anyone who can stick with an exercise program. I did it for 3 years. I really need to get back at it, but just can't seem to find the time/energy to go to the gym.
    Keep up the good work!

  15. I have a family wedding coming up too, but it's in THREE days. Haha. I've been too lazy/busy to exercise, so I applaud your efforts. I'm more of a jogger/walker too.

    Good luck! Those donuts look scrumptious!

  16. wow those doughnuts look really good!!

  17. its missing some whipped cream.


  18. PE,
    I think a marathon is out of my range. But thanks for cheering me on. :)

    I like pilates too. Helps me feel all limber.

    I hate running too. But it's the most effective way to trim the belly so I gotta do what I gotta do.

    Same here, same here. :(

    2 miles. That's great! Every little bit counts.

    Are there donuts in Germany? I'll take a Turkish kebab instead. :)

    Thanks. I'm only adding in half a mile a week. And trust me, it's more walking than running so no injury there.

    Thanks lil' sis! :)

    July huh? I'll bookmark that in my calendar. :)

    After seeing your bday cake, now I understand. :)

    I hope you try it soon!

    I can't stick with any exercise program either. And you get plenty of exercise with your gardening.

    Oh, is this your auntie? Wish her congratulations for me. Hehe, she'll be like what? I don't know who that is. ;)

    I know! I was sharing but your brother didn't want any.

    It was quite sweet.


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