1) Nicer weather in February, we hear.
2) Frequent random encounters with starlets.
3) Iconic donuts.
Actually, scratch No. 3 off the list.
Yes, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, a 50-year-old Westwood donut-ery, is giving the Windy City a shot. It opens tomorrow in Wicker Park.
For a half century, this guy—his name, funnily enough, is Stan—has turned out bismarcks, orange old-fashioneds and apple fritters from a little joint near UCLA.
Now, he’s teamed up with the guy who founded Labriola Bakery. There are a few simple decor accents here like brightly colored mixers on the shelves, and the latest in coffee-making gadgetry to brew your joe to order. But honestly, you’re here for donuts. More specifically:
—Yeast-raised, pistachio-glazed old-fashioneds.
—Maple caramel bacon donuts.
—Peanut butter banana pockets.
—Chocolate pretzel twists.
—Chocolate cream cheese pockets.
They’ll be open late on weekends. But remember, they’re across from Glazed & Infused, so if you ever find yourself around here after dark, itching for something jelly-filled, you’re going to be in the middle of a turf war.
A delicious turf war.