Friday, June 01, 2018

Do A Donut

Today is National Doughnut Day.  Or National Donut Day.  Your call.

Donuts, or something very much like them, have been around at least a couple hundred years.  The holiday was started 80 years ago by the Salvation Army to honor WWI veterans.  I believe many donut outlets offer their wares free today, but I don't have a list, so don't expect anything.

What do you think of when you think of donuts?  Dunkin'? Krispy Kreme?  Cops?  Homer Simpson?

Perhaps the biggest local donutery in Los Angeles is Winchell's.  It's got 170 locations in six western states, including one just up the block from where I live.

One of the most famous L. A. landmarks is the giant donut at Randy's Donuts.  I've never been to a Randy's franchise, though it's donuts we're talking about, so I'm sure they're fine.

The best local donuts I've encountered are Stan's Donuts--a hole-in-the-wall place in Westwood with surprisingly good products--and SK's donuts, in a cheap little mini-mall in Hollywood.

All the stuff at Stan's is good, but I like their peanut butter donuts the best.  SK's (which has been closed a few months for rebuilding) makes great specialty donuts, including Nutella walnut, Oreos with cream cheese, and the latest rage, cronuts.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, Buckeye Donuts can hold its own.


1:09 PM, June 01, 2018  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes sense. I'm sure many OSU graduates have ended up in the service industry.

1:25 PM, June 01, 2018  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

Randy's Donuts sets up the single best line in any Marvel movie. Iron Man is waking up from an all-night bender, and then....

(Not the best Marvel movie. Just the best line.)

10:52 PM, June 01, 2018  

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