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ipsedixit Feb 7, 2008 08:50 PM

Other than Rainbow, any other recs for donuts?

And how about churros?


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  1. azhotdish RE: ipsedixit Feb 7, 2008 09:20 PM

    What's wrong with Costco churros and Dunkin Donuts?

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      ipsedixit RE: azhotdish Feb 8, 2008 06:23 AM

      I like the churros at Costco. The donuts at DD? Not so much.

    2. tara17 RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2008 07:28 AM

      I've really enjoyed the doughnuts from Lamar's on Bell.

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        tara17 RE: tara17 Feb 8, 2008 07:29 AM

        Okay, let's try the place link again...

        LaMar's Donuts
        2340 W Bell Rd # 138, Phoenix, AZ

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          winedubar RE: tara17 Feb 8, 2008 07:54 AM

          hey tara,

          do you know if it's the same lamar's donuts from the tiny regional chain in missouri? there were a couple near my parents former residence that were sublime....best donuts i ever tried.

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            avandelay RE: winedubar Feb 8, 2008 07:59 AM

            On the fancy side, the goat's milk caramel churros at Barrio are fantastic.

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              ipsedixit RE: avandelay Feb 8, 2008 06:38 PM

              Whoa!! Goat's milk caramel churros??

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                JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2008 09:17 PM

                Oh yeah. They rock, as does just about everything else there. I find it just a wee bit on the pricey side overall, but Barrio Cafe is darn good quality stuff.

            2. re: winedubar
              Firenza00 RE: winedubar Feb 8, 2008 08:21 AM

              Winedubar, they do have locations in Missouri among other states. So it could be the same place.

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                winedubar RE: Firenza00 Feb 8, 2008 08:34 AM

                no way!!!! field trip time. i loved those things..it was just about the only good part of missouri...that and concretes :D

                their choc chip cake donut was fantabulous....

                THANK YOU guys for the notice, i had no idea they were out here

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                  ejs1492 RE: winedubar Feb 8, 2008 06:44 PM

                  Are you serious?!?!? Ted Drewes was great, but I'd give a non-vital organ for an Imo's pizza (heavy on the Provel, please!), some toasted ravioli, a St. Paul sandwich and some gooey butter cake.

                  From St. Louis, originally, and went to college there.....

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                    minnesota foodie RE: ejs1492 Feb 8, 2008 06:53 PM

                    Get yourself to Frashers if you haven't already :O) - can't speak for the authenticity of the food (friend from St. Louis loves Frashers) but I do enjoy their food!! Love the pizza(also heavy on the Provel) and the toasted ravioli!!!!

                    Frasher's Restaurant
                    2122 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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                      ejs1492 RE: minnesota foodie Feb 8, 2008 07:01 PM

                      Love that place! It's the real deal; I just wish the pizzas were bigger.

                2. re: Firenza00
                  JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: Firenza00 Feb 8, 2008 01:35 PM

                  According to their website, the Arizona one is part of the chain.

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                    winedubar RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Feb 8, 2008 01:41 PM

                    this is the best news ive had all day..im telling you i can't get that chocolate chip donut out of my mind.......

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                      tara17 RE: winedubar Feb 8, 2008 02:57 PM

                      I have a soft spot (and cavities) for the maple-iced long johns. Yummmm....I can taste them now!

          2. Firenza00 RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2008 08:22 AM

            If they were still open, Bodega Bistro in Cave Creek/Carefree had amazing churros. Last I heard, they closed, though.

            1. ValleyFever RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2008 08:35 AM

              If you are ever in Rocky Point, head over to the mall (on the way to Cholla Bay) and get churros there. It is a streetside vendor. They pour them fresh when you order them. They are awesome!

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                hollyeve RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2008 10:46 AM

                More donut recs here:

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