The Donut or Doughnut is popular in many countries throughout the world. Legend has it that the Salvation Army started National Doughnut Day in 1938 to honor the men and women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.
At Sixth St. Tavern part of the ACME Bar Group, they are offering maple-glazed donuts and buttermilk-fried chicken. It’s served with a Tapatio – slightly spicy whipped cream. Enjoy this sweet and savory meal with one of 24 revolving craft beers. Happy Hour is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 630 W 6th St. (213)614-1900.
The Great LA Doughnut Tour
On Friday, June 6 visit Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts to enjoy a baked raised glazed doughnut. They start at 2 a.m. to bake their sugar, chocolate twists, buttermilk old-fashion and more. Since 1970, Bob’s has been serving doughnuts at the Farmers Market location. 6333 W. Third St. #450, (323) 933-8929.
Doughnut Day at Normandie Bakery
Located in the Farmers Market Chef Josette is serving a brand new type of doughnut – the croissant doughnut. It’s a puffy doughnut that is denser than a croissant. It’s sweet and crunchy with a slightly buttery flavor. 6333 W. Third St. (323) 930-1944.
Planet Dailies Doughnut Special
This fun Farmers Market restaurant that creates inventive salads, pastas, seafood, steaks, contemporary Chinese fare, hearty sandwiches and decadent signature desserts, now has a new Luther burger with two raised glazed doughnuts as the bun. Choose a protein patty and add a little bacon to give this burger a sweet and savory component. 6333 W. Third St. Suite 020 (323)370-6560.
Parts of this article are also featured in my Restaurant News column in the June 5, 2014 issue of the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News.