After feasting on fried chicken sandwiches and a donut, M and I decided to digest a bit by walking around the block. We did this because we ended up wanting another donut from Stan's Donuts and Coffee. Stan's is an LA institution that opened their first outpost in Chicago in 2014, a year before our visit. They have since opened additional locations across the city and suburbs.
Stan's was started out in LA back in 1963 near UCLA. They moved out to Chicago when they partnered with a Chicago-based bakery that loved the passion from the owner of Stan's on TV. We ended up only getting one donut, the lemon pistachio old fashioned, since we had just eaten lunch and another donut, and I got some coffee to go with it.
The donut itself had a nice crunch to the exterior that covered the soft, moist interior. The glaze had an amazing amount of pistachio flavor, and they studded it with crushed pistachio. Overall this was a delicious donut. I don't remember much of anything about the coffee, but it served its purpose of pairing with the coffee. It was a delicious dessert to our first dessert.