Fried-Chicken-In-a-Donut Shop is the Only Thing You’ll Hear About Today


A spanking-new donut shop in Los Angeles is threatening to make our mouth holes weep in sheer joy. Located in West Hollywood, Glazed Donut Bistro doesn’t only do the ambitious but threatens to run your basic glazed donut to extinction.

Those are reckless words, I know, but once you let your eyes drool on what they offer, you’ll be thinking the same. Think beignets stuffed with fried chicken. Think jumbo shrimp served on a sweet long john with a side of fries. Think handcrafted vanilla cake donuts showered in Tutti Fruity cereal.

Actually, don’t think. Just oggle breathlessly:

Shrimp Roll


“An abundance of lightly dressed jumbo shrimp, gently enhanced with fresh dill, taragon, and the crunch and zest of fresh celery, onions, and capers. Served on a lightly sweet long john with french fries or a salad.”

Fried Chicken Beignet


“Beignet stuffed with housemade Fried Chicken. Served with a Spicy Honey Maple dipping sauce.”

Monte Cristo


“The Monte Cristo is made with Black Forrest ham and gruyere that is sandwiched in our fluffy yeast raised donut dough.  Fried to a light golden brown and topped with powdered sugar and served with black currant dipping sauce.”

Blackberry Mojito


“An entirely Grown Up Donut, this cocktail inspired edible experience has Moijto written all over it, literally.  We take a Bismark donut fill it with lime curd, and then dip it in our house-made Blackberry Mojito Glaze.”

I’m Shipping Out to Boston Cream


“We take a handcrafted Bismark donut and fill it with a sweet vanilla pastry cream and then dip it in a rich Callebaut chocolate ganache and then garnish it with shaved flakes of white chocolate.”

The Cremesicle


“This Popsicle inspiration is made with a yeast raised Bismark donut filled with house-made vanilla cream, and topped with a tangy blood orange glaze and then garnished with candied orange.”

Tutti Fruity


“This handcrafted vanilla cake donut is dipped in a freshly made strawberry glaze and topped with ground Tutti Fruity cereal.”

She Wore Lemon Meringue Delight


“We fill the donut with market fresh passion fruit curd and top it with a house-made bruleed Italian Meringue.”

I Like Pina Coladas…


“This yeast raised donut is dipped in a tangy key lime glaze and topped with a rosette of rich coconut pastry cream and then garnished with lightly toasted, shredded coconut.”

Bourbon Pecan Pie


“Inspired by the Southern Classic this yeast raised Donut is topped with a housemade Bourbon Pecan Glaze.”

S’more Please

smore-donut“This fluffy Bismarck donut is filled with house-made marshmallow fluff and cream. Then this decadent treat is dipped in a rich, Callebaut chocolate ganache, and garnished with freshly made and crumbled graham cracker streusel, house-made marshmallows and striped with even more chocolate ganache.”

Photos and item details courtesy of Glazed LA


The LGBT Empire Strikes Back: ‘Best Gay Bar in the World’ Releases the ‘Chick-For-Gay’ Sandwich

That’s it. The gloves are comin’ off.

Adding to the already massive pro-vs.-anti-gay outcry inspired by Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy’s controversial Baptist Press interview, West Hollywood California’s Abbey Food & Bar has just released its new chicken sandwich, cutely dubbed the “Chick-for-Gay”.

Named the “Best Gay Bar in the World” by MTV two years running, The Abbey promises that 100% of the proceeds made from the sandwich’s sales will go to the American Foundation for Equal Rights, according to the press release.

The $5, eight ounce sandwich features a breaded boneless chicken breast, served with pickles on a toasted buttered bun, and is set to be available through presidential elections this November.

The Abbey’s founder David Cooley explains:

With the upcoming election, even our lunch choices are a political statement. If corporations have the right to spend unlimited amounts of money on an agenda of hate, we as an LGBT business community have to spend money supporting Marriage Equality,” he said. “If corporations have the same free speech rights as people, the people have to exercise their First Amendment right at the cash register by patronizing businesses that support our agenda and stop giving money to those that oppose equality.

On the event page for today’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee made a similar point by asking attendees to come out to their local franchise to “support free speech.”

The Chick-fil-A Company thus far hasn’t thrown itself for or against either side of the most recent flame wars, except to say that it is not responsible for their promotions. In fact, it has been suggested that since the beginning of the PR firestorm, the company has been trying to save face and lie low, but it seems like not everyone is so willing to let them off the hook.

Since the infamous interview was released about two weeks ago, consumer approval for the chicken chain has gone down, according to information released by polling site YouGov.

The business world has seen what happens when an organization supports the LGBT community — which is that the LGBT community and its allies will support it,” Director of News and Field Media at GLAAD Aaron McQuade said. “Now we have empirical proof of what happens when a company rejects the LGBT community. The LGBT community and its allies will reject it.

Looking back to two weeks ago, it seems a bit hard now to swallow the fact that so much political outrage and gravity can be attributed to eating a measly chicken sandwich, but as long as this whole affair is still going strong, might as well enjoy the show.

A recent video parody by Funny or Die features actor John Goodman dressed as KFC’s Colonel Sanders jumping at the chance to promote his own chicken chain as gay-friendly—or at the very least, purely and unapologetically capitalistic:

“Hell I don’t actually give a shit,” Goodman/Sanders slyly admits near the clip’s end, “Gay or not, you’re just a bunch of big old money mounds…” As we rightly should be.

God Bless America.

[Thanks Huffington Post, US News, Gawker]


Food + Lab (West Hollywood, CA)

FOOD+LAB has been named “the best fashion caterer” by the New York Times, and the mother & son team responsible for the brand’s inception began by catering thousands of photo shoots, events and private parties. While in the area, we decided to swing around their West Hollywood location and check out what all the hype was about.