There’s welcome news out of the Los Angeles Times today. Glendora-based The Donut Man will open a stall in Grand Central Market this February. Owner Jim Nakano launched the business in 1972, and generations of people continue to line up for his massive, glazed strawberry donuts. While the Glendora kitchen cranks out seasonal donuts 24 hours a day, the Grand Central Market location will do so from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, right next to Eggslut and Villa Moreliana.
In other news:
—Guelaguetza’s Bricia Lopez and L.A. Taco’s Javier Cabral are co-authors of the newly released book, “Oaxaca.” Both will be at Pasadena’s Vroman’s Bookstore this Sunday at 3 p.m., where Taco Maria’s Carlos Salgado will moderate a discussion before the duo signs books.
—The Los Angeles Times took a rare look inside the Dutch Chocolate Shop. The long shuttered space is for sale, and it includes a restaurant that’s mostly used for film and tv shoots. The photos and stories from the 105-year-old building are worth a look.
—For Halloween, Sqirl converted into a Trader Joe’s for the day.
—As Southern California presently deals with continuing fires, the VC Star tells the story of Morgan Runyon, owner of The Old Place in Agoura Hills. Family-operated since 1970, Runyon shared how he saved the restaurant from the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
—During Employees Only’s new Golden Hour, early diners and theater goers can snack on new items by consulting chef, Brian Bornemann. From 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., the menu includes a karage-style fried chicken thigh, pork and pear skewers with bonito, and a shrimp pita with minted yogurt.