WICKER PARK — Rich Labriola knows bread. He started the Labriola Baking Company, making artisan bread known for its unique taste.
Now, he knows doughnuts, too, with his new Stan's Donuts & Coffee shop feeding the masses near the Damen Blue Line stop in Wicker Park.
"Most of these shops are opened by pastry chefs, and bread bakers got a little chip on their shoulder," Labriola said. "And this one's opened by a bread baker."
"There's a difference — good or bad, you can find out yourself. I like the difference," Labriola said.
Not only did he find delicious doughnuts — he also found a Labriola-designed surprise that doughnut eaters on the run will appreciate.