Proving that people in LA eat since 1953. [Photo via Douglas Friedman]
LA is the only city in the world that makes New York look as fat as Houston. Which makes Randy's Donuts and the gargantuan, er, donut that sits atop its roof stand out like Kirstie Alley at a salad bar.
Henry J. Goodman designed the building 805 West Manchester Boulevard in the style of the "programmatic architecture" of the day. That's the school that made business buildings resemble or refer to the products being sold inside. You learn something new every day, huh? A veritable bat signal for cops all over Southern California, Randy's is a dedicated bakery open 24/7. And it's proximity to LAX makes it a good spot for locals as well as visitors catching flights home and desperate for carbs after a week on Hollywood's Diet Coke and cigarette diet.
Plans for a hot dog stand with a similar rooftop mascot next door have yet to pass the community board.