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Brussels Sprout Apr 1, 2009 01:49 PM

My husband refuses to drive to Glendora for donuts. Me, I can see perfect logic in it, but he cannot. So, is there an amazing place for dinner there, too? WE had Italian recently, so anything BUT would be good.

  1. Chandavkl Apr 1, 2009 02:10 PM

    I'm with you. I'd head straight for Donut Man and skip dinner. After all, the strawberry donut is really a meal in itself.

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      Norm Man Apr 1, 2009 02:34 PM

      On my Donut Man runs from Marina Del Rey, I usually have lunch/dinner at Dino's Burgers, about 5 miles west of Donut Man. Dino's Burgers' half Chicken Plate is LEGENDARY -- I usually eat 2 chicken plates.

      Dino's Burgers
      843 W. Arrow Highway
      Azusa, CA 91702
      (626) 612-6400
      (626) 612-6402

      Another alternative is a pastrami sandwich at The Hat. It's on Route 66 about a mile west of Donut Man.

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        heckonwheels Apr 2, 2009 09:54 AM

        Other than their day-glo chicken, the rest of the menu has seriously gone downhill at the Azusa location.

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          Norm Man Apr 2, 2009 01:39 PM

          Correction: Dino's Burgers Azusa's phone numbers both start with an "8," not a "6"

          Dino's Burgers Azusa
          (626) 812 6400
          (626) 812-6402

          And according to Mapquest, Dino's Burgers is 5.86 miles South and West of Donut Man.

          To Brussels Sprout: The only thing I've ordered at Dino's is the Half Chicken Plate -- it's only $5.50 and it's addicting. But some Chowhounds have raved about Dino's Pastrami Sandwich. In my opinion, order the Half Chicken Plate and you won't ever order anything else. Hint: order the Half Chicken Plate and ask for extra "Juice."

          Check out this review of Dino's Bugers Azusa by Food Blogger and Chowhound member Abby ("This truly was the most amazing chicken dish I ever had."):

          http://pleasurepalate.blogspot.com/20...

        2. Dommy Apr 1, 2009 03:21 PM

          Our donut man trips usually involve a stop by Zelos first... :)

          --Dommy!

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          Zelo Pizzeria
          328 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA 91006

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            rickym13 Apr 2, 2009 01:04 AM

            just had donut man last night! thanks to friend who brought over chocolate strawberry donuts!

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              cjla Apr 2, 2009 08:57 AM

              First thing--strong on posting at 1:00am on donuts.

              Secondly--could you describe the chocolate strawberry donut? Was it a chocolate cake donut with strawberry frosting? Strawberry cake donut with chocolate frosting?

              Or dare I dream? The classic strawberry stuffed donut, and chocolate is involved somehow?

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                rickym13 Apr 2, 2009 10:27 AM

                it was exactly the same as classic stawberry stuffed donut but made from chocolate dough? looked same but little darker

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            Brussels Sprout Apr 2, 2009 09:01 AM

            These all sound good. How are DIno's Burgers? Does th Hat Pastrami rival Langer's?

            Are there any good MExican places? Sushi spots?

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              jkao1817 Apr 2, 2009 09:56 AM

              The Hat's Pastrami does not rival (or even come close) to Langers. It is like a Big Mac compared to an In-n-Out burger (IMHO).

              Where will you be coming from to go to the Donut heaven? 210 or 10???

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                sel Apr 2, 2009 11:19 AM

                I know I'm in a small, very small minority here but comparing the pastrami at The Hat vs. Langer's is more akin to comparing a Big Mac that has been sitting around for an hour or two to the Office Burger (or sub your fave upscale burger here)!!!
                As far as what to eat before Donut Man, I hit Zelo's a couple of times and liked it but my lads did not like it at all so I almost always go to one of my favorite Chinese places, usually Sichuan, more recently Hunan followed by either Donut Man or Fosselman's! They both help put out the fire!!!

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                Langer's Delicatessen
                704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

                Fosselman's Ice Cream Co
                1824 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

                Donut Man
                915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

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                  crystaw Apr 6, 2009 05:36 PM

                  In Arcadia, there's the famous Din Tai Fung dumpling restaurant and Change's Garden. Expect a wait a wait at Din Tai Fung if you come during peak dining hours on the weekends. I think Zelo's is worth a try. I think to think of anywhere you could stop by en route to Glendora and could only think of places in Old Town Monrovia. There's Cafe Massilia, a small French place. My sister and I had a pleasant dinner there. The Peach Cafe gets recommended on here for lunch and breakfast, but last I checked they do dinners on Friday nights. In the same area, there's Merengue, a Cuban bakery very reminiscint of Porto's.

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              heckonwheels Apr 2, 2009 09:58 AM

              In Glendora, someone already mentioned The Hat...the pastami there is really good but it's different than Langers. More of the kinda greasy fast food variet but something you should try...also keep in mind a small order of fries there will feed three people. There's also Petrillo's, about a half-mile west of Donut Man. T. Phillips recently opened a Glendora branch on Glendora Ave., about two blocks north of Foothill. You can get a decent early-bird special at the Golden Spur, about a quarter-mile east of Donut Man, and...even better...the Chelsea restaurant is really nice, a little farther east in the Stater Brothers center on the corner of Route 66 and Lone Hill. Honey's is a better than average coffee shop about a block or two east of Donut Man also...makes a good mid-range place.

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                Will Owen Apr 2, 2009 10:57 AM

                Here's some chat on the Golden Spur, plus a few other local joints:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5988...

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                  nomo_fan Apr 6, 2009 02:46 PM

                  Tacos Baja just opened a new branch in Glendora, and I must say that after having participated in a few catering ventures from El Taco Nazo, Tacos Baja is SO MUCH BETTER! Tacos Baja is about a block away from Donut Man. Also, Zazou Chicken is a knock-off of Zankou Chicken on Lone Hill and Route 66 and even better than Zankou to me. Also, a great Mexican grill restaurant in Glendora is Loli's. Oh...there's a Petrillo's Pizza, and it's probably one of my favorite pizza places. None of the above places have atmosphere, but it's just good food. Try the apple fritter at Donut Man. The fresh strawberry and peach donuts get all the hype, but I enjoy the apple fritters the most!!!

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                TracyS Apr 6, 2009 10:41 PM

                Petrillo's Pizza then Donut Man.

                I like the idea too of swinging by the SGV for good Chinese (and Fosselman's) before donuts.

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                  jimyo Aug 16, 2009 04:11 PM

                  i see most of these are casual joints. but if you want really good food (not that casual can't be good) for a date, i second the vote for chelsea's on lone hill and rte. 66. i believe they also have an early bird special menu. also, for the best sushi that i think rivals the ritziest places in LA (and i may kick myself for giving up this secret gem), is fusion sushi 313 on grand and arrow.

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                    Jerome Sep 7, 2010 01:42 AM

                    not a new thread - but just went to donut man and am looking for info. So - here's a rec. the Basque restaurant in Glendora, I love the Basque set up in general. Ful disclosure, my fave places are in bakersfiled, but this is closer and near Donut Man..
                    Glendora Continental Restaurant
                    316 W. Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740, (626) 914-1834
                    http://www.glendoracontinental.com/

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                    Donut Man
                    915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

                    Glendora Continental
                    316 W Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740

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                      heckonwheels Sep 7, 2010 08:35 PM

                      Good food but every time I've been there, the service has been glacially slow.

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                      Robert Thornton Sep 7, 2010 12:25 PM

                      I've also had a few nice meals at Chelsea.

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                        Bradbury Sep 7, 2010 03:01 PM

                        I realize it's not much of a dinner option, but if you're heading to Donut Man at lunchtime, almost directly across the street from Donut Man is an Argentinian deli named (somewhat uncreatively) "House of Sandwiches and Deli".

                        In addition to stocking some fine Argentinian goodies to bring home (Terma Serrano, chimichurri sauce, yerba mate, various dulce de leche desserts), they make a first-rate submarine sandwich.

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                          heckonwheels Sep 7, 2010 08:35 PM

                          The milanesa sandwich there is really good.

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