Blue Star Donuts Expanding to Los Angeles

Blue Star Blueberry Bourbon Basil Donut

Why yes, I'm playing catch up from vacation. As I mentioned back in February, Blue Star Donuts is expanding once again, this time to Los Angeles. The new shop, opening in late July, is at 1142 Abbot Kinney Road in West LA, which puts it in the Venice Beach area. This follows the unveiling of their Camden's Blue … [Read more...]

Bits of Portland Food News – May 14th


There is a dearth of particularly interesting Portland restaurant news lately, but here are a few items that have caught my eye. Blue Star Donuts has opened a branch at 3549 SE Hawthorne. You may remember them from such delicacies as the Fried Chicken Donut or the *Valhorona Chocolate Donut. You can read my review … [Read more...]

Review: Blue Star Donuts

Blue Star blueberry-bourbon-basil donut

When I was in college, I had a passion for bear claws. Working nights, I had an hour to kill before my next job, which happened to take me past Venice Beach and its line of donut shops. Over the course of a year, I tried every bear claw in the area, and got to know exactly what time they would be coming out of the … [Read more...]

A Huge Roundup of News You May Have Missed…

Lucky Peach Magazine

You may have missed the following stories, because I never had a chance to report them. According to Willamette Week, Roe, a "back room" of  Trent Pierce's Wafu, will be opening sooner than expected. In an article for Portland Monthly, Michael C. Zusman says "The game plan will include a chef’s counter, tasting … [Read more...]