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Apr 1, 2009 01:49 PM

Dinner in Glendora pre- Donut man?

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.

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  1. 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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      1. 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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        1. re: Norm Man

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

          1. re: Norm Man

            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."):


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


            Zelo Pizzeria
            328 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA 91006

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            1. re: Dommy

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

              1. re: rickym13

                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?

                1. re: cjla

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

            2. 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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              1. re: Brussels Sprout

                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???

                1. re: jkao1817

                  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!!!

                  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

                  1. re: Brussels Sprout

                    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.