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Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant was one of those things I’ve always really wanted to try, but because of the proximity, I kept holding off. Until now.So just image ultra fresh just hot out of the oven doughnuts. Better than the one’s at Krispy Kreme, and with an assortment of unique flavors.The Pumpkin Doughnut with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds was absolutely phenomenal. Which is saying a lot about Doughnut Plant since it was my least favorite of the three I sampled. The doughnut itself is warm and moist. Although the glaze does get a bit sticky and messy, the flavor is out of this world.Now I forgot to state that Doughnut Plant made doughnuts 2 different ways. Either the traditional yeast way that most of us are used to, or the cake way, which resembles the doughnut packages you get for 99 cents at the gas station. The second place doughnut is the latter and is dubbed the Blackout. With a chocolate cake, a chocolate glaze, and for good measure some more chocolate crumbles. PMS euphoria. Finally, my number 1. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut. Now this square concoction is heavily glazed and sprinkled with toasted peanuts. Next, they have the audacity to fill this bad boy with a blackberry jelly, and the result? The best damn doughnut I’ve ever had in my life.

Not Pictured: Their Hot Chai Tea was amazing as well, especially on a cold windy day like the day I went.

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LA: Sugar Rush Cafe

How sweet it is to have a relaxing month at home. Unfortunately, it’s not sweet that I’ve been packing on the pounds while indulging myself in all the spectacular food home has to offer. Craving a Sunday brunch, a couple of friends and I decided to head over to Sugar Rush Cafe for a nice little bite.The tiny little spot is honestly in the middle of nowhere. Nestled in between a few industrial warehouses, you’ll find the yellow awned cafe.Enjoy your morning brunch with some Intelligentisa brewed iced coffee or latte, or a nice warm pot of tea. The traditional Grilled Cheese sandwich is done perfectly. Not too soggy, not too dry, with the perfect oozy-ness flowing from the cheese (is oozy-ness a word?). I wish I could’ve grown up eating this grilled cheese every day, because I would be the joyfullest little boy in the world. I’d also be the most obese little boy in the world, but hey, as long as I’m happy. I’m always craving breakfast burritos, no matter where I go. I think its from the nostalgic factory of eating one before every swim meet, or something like that. But now that I think about it, how can you really screw up a breakfast burrito? The averageness of the burrito put Sugar Rush a step back, after the awesomeness of the grilled cheese (wow, that sounded like some 2nd grade writing). Finally, we have a Roast Beef Sandwich with Provolone and Caramelized Onions on a Toasted Ciabatta. To be honest, it was pretty “meh.” This sandwich just doesn’t have the umph factor associated with the sandwich at This Little Piggy. However, don’t get me wrong, it is better than Arby’s, and boy do I love Arby’s, so that’s saying a lot.

Sugar Rush Cafe Scores:
Food: 7.5/10 – Simple dishes done right, but the lack of creativity holds Sugar Rush back.

Restaurant Environment: 5/10 – Feels as if they just threw a few tables and chairs together and voila! called it a restaurant.

Service: 7/10 – nothing spectacular.

Value: 7/10 – Not to sound like a cheap ass, but I’d expect cheaper for the location.

Overall: 7/10