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Glam Doll Donuts РA Sweet Story About Starting At 30 

I first met Teresa Fox last year, at SoundSet.  We linked up at the annual  Memorial Day BBQ that takes place on Monday after the big show.  Our conversation started casual and friendly, and then, I discovered how amazing this woman is. 

Tired of the ho-hum corporate life, Teresa wanted to build a life that she loved.  She was tired of the monotony of a “9-5,” and wanted to do something she was passionate about.  Sound familiar? ūüėČ 

At 30 something, she decided that she’d give up her reliable salary and take a risk.  She and her business partner (& friend), Arwyn Birch, were going to open their very own donut shop. And that’s when Glam Doll Donuts hit the Minneapolis scene.  

Expanding on (& perfecting) family recipes, handed down by her grandmother, Teresa created the oh-so-delicious menu.  But, after a while, she knew donuts weren’t her only passion.  She wanted to tap into the music industry… And then, she & Arwyn made up their minds to make custom donuts for music artists.  

This idea was a great venture, because, 

  1. No one else was doing it 
  2. Minneapolis is the home of First Avenue – the house that Prince built – a legendary concert venue.

The ladies merged their love of baking with their love of music in such a sweet way.  They are now the official bakers of every performer to hit the First Avenue stage, and (you guessed it) the official bakers of SoundSet.  Talk about sweet dreams! 

I finally had the chance to visit the shop earlier this year, during my extended stay in Minneaplois, after a Snow Tha Product show (during The Rest Comes Later Tour… More on that to come).  I enjoyed a delicious tres leches donut, some green tea, and a nice chat with Teresa on the back porch, where she talked about plans to open a second location.  How exciting!

  

   

   
  
   
  The moment I met the Glam Doll ladies, I fell in love with their story & their spirit.  It just comes to show you that following your passion can have a beautiful outcome.

I hope this story inspired you to follow your heart.  Thanks for reading along. 

#30postsin30days 

Mexicali Taco & Company

This past weekend I finally had the pleasure of eating at LA’s famous Mexicali Taco & Company. I hopped in the car with a couple of my friends & made the forty-minute drive (in Los Angeles traffic) to satisfy our craving for Baja style tacos.
When we arrive, we’re greeted by my good friend (& owner), Esdras Ochoa and his huge smile.
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I’ve known Esdras since we were in junior high school…before he mastered the culinary arts & was still experimenting with some questionable combinations. Haha! Now, I see his face on TV & get to read all about his success.
Esdras clears a table for us and when he hands us menus, I insist that he surprise us. He’s a great sport. He’s considerate enough to ask a few questions about diet restrictions & then he heads to the kitchen. He sends out a variety of delicious options of carne asada (beef), chicken, and pork…
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We tried every salsa available & devoured every bite of our food. The famous flour tortillas (which are exported from tortillerias in the Baja region) added undeniable authenticity to our meal. It was amazing and I’ll definitely be back next time I’m in LA.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you have to stop by 702 N. Figueroa Street to try these tacos!

For more information (including menu, hours, location and contact) visit MexicaliTacoCo.com.

*Special Thanks to Esdras Ochoa for a wonderful meal, for your kindness, warmth & generosity…and for being such a great friend. Congratulations on all your success. I’m so proud of you!

Thanks for reading, everyone. Happy eating!