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Where To Find DIY Donuts With A Rock N' Roll Pedigree In L.A.

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Sure, you can go for the whole cronut craze if you want to mix things up when it comes to your donuts. Or you can head over to Highland Park, where a there's a new donut shop that is anything but plain old fashioned.

Donut Friend is the shop from rock n' roll biz pro Mark Trombino, a drummer turned producer whose name is on projects from bands like Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182. He's turning up the volume on donuts, with some core principles of production, like never making the batches the night before and not limiting their selection, as well as with some wild flavors, or the chance for you, the donut eater, to come up with your own concoction.

If you stick to the menu you can order up donuts named as nods to some of Trombino's music industry background, like the Bacon 182, a maple glaze and bacon donut, or the Fudgegazi, a raised bismark filled with rich chocolate mousse and topped with a chocolate glaze and chocolate shavings.

When one or more of the nearly two dozen donut selections won't do, dream up your own by picking your own donut plus filling plus glaze plus topping. A gluten-free donut filled with fig jam, with a honey glaze topped with pistachios? Sure, why not. Or how about a cake donut stuffed with lime curd, drizzled with lemon and sprinkled with Sichuan spice? No prob. It's no wonder Urban Daddy called Donut Friend the "Build-A-Bear" of donuts!

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If you are eager to get seriously rock star about donuts, it's almost time for this crazy show to start. Donut Friend told us they were ready for a soft open starting Wednesday, September 18, with an official opening date slated for September 24. Go wild, donut lovers!