Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Aun Deli, Fritelli's Doughnuts close

I hate doing these closed posts, but both of these are places I reviewed and liked, so it's particularly sad. Aun Deli in Pasadena was a sweet little Japanese cafe, but hidden on a side street, it seemed a bit forgotten when I had my wonderful healthy salmon bowl there a few months ago. This place could have used a bit more marketing and a better location.
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And Fritelli's Doughnuts in Beverly Hills, located in what should be renamed the sugar triangle instead of the golden triangle, had what must have been a very pricey Canon Dr. storefront for its gourmet doughnuts and excellent coffee. I liked Fritelli's sophisticated doughnuts, but maybe between Madame Chocolat, Sprinkles, Boule, Fulfilled, etc., Beverly Hills was just getting a little too sugary.

8 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

I am sad about Fritelli's. Those doughnuts were so yummers. :(

Lilcee said...

I've been wanting to try Aun Deli and now I'll never get the chance. =(

Food GPS said...

Frittelli's probably had the best donuts in town, and Aun was an unappreciated Japanese spot, but it was also off the grid on that one-way sidestreet. Too bad on both counts.

mattatouille said...

aw man Fritelli's was amazing, but the location wasn't so great. It was kinda hidden on Canon. They should move to south of Wilshire, they'd get tons of business from the after school crowd.

mattatouille said...

now there's word on Eater that they just moved two blocks up.

L.A. Story said...

As a donut-loving Angeleno, I'm so upset about Fritelli's. Glad I got to take my daughter while it was still around.

eightfoldrabbit said...

Oh darnit. I loved Aun Deli. The ochazuke was so tasty. Really sad. :-(

TonyC said...

duh. i didn't even make it to Aun's. Woe is me.