I'm putting down my Earl Grey and donut to say,
mmffgh slurp, Happy National Donut Day.
A little research (very little) traces the first Friday in June back to WWI and the Salvation Army.
|Greenbush Sour Cream Old Fashioned|
Smithsonian.com tells us the fried sugar delight "involves Dutch immigrants, Russian exiles, French bakers, Irving Berlin, Clark Cable and a certain number of Native Americans."
Donut Day USA has a short video on the Salvation Army's donut connection and let's you look up donut hotspots in your neighborhood.
CNN reminds us not to confuse National Donut Day with National Doughnut Day in November.
The best donuts, sticky hands down, are from the Greenbush Bakery on Regent. They aren't doing anything special today, but I was told in a very what-the-hell-don't-you-know-how-freakin'-busy-we-are tone of voice that, "We can't keep them on the shelves." Click.
But I'm sure they do. I favor the coconut cake donut and their most popular, the Sour Cream Old Fashioned.
Whether with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, or straight up. Yum.
|Tea Bag Guy From Freakfest|