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This week, our theme is National Donut Day, which falls on Friday June 2.
Cin City Donuts at the Calgary Saddledome
Donut Day makes me wish I were back in Calgary, watching a Flames hockey game at the Saddledome. At intermission, the staff at Cin City Donuts fire up the deep fryer and make fresh batches of cinnamon-sugar mini-donuts. The sweet and savory smell is so strong that you don't need directions to find the stand: you can make like Toucan Sam and follow your nose. Check 'em out if you're ever in Cowtown for a game.
-- James McClure, Associate Editor / Writer
I mean, Candy Corn? Root Beer Float? Watermelon? Come on. Surely the venerable Oreo deserves more respect than the nightmare that is a ‘Limeade’ cream filling, for God’s sake.
But the announcement of a jelly donut-flavored cookie - featuring a “Golden Oreo cookie, raspberry center and custard outer ring” - has caught my attention. The special edition is being released exclusively at Walmart (where else?) this weekend, just in time for National Donut Day. I’m already salivating.
-- Tess Allen, Associate Editor / Writer
That said, there are plenty of nods to classic ‘Peaks’. Most importantly? The first rule of solving a mystery is still a delicious donut. In the new series’ third episode, Deputy Hawk (Michael Horse) begins a painstaking search for an important clue by putting a “Donut Disturb” sign on his door. And before you ask - yes, there is a printable version over at the Welcome to Twin Peaks fansite. Put it on the door of your office, your rec room, or wherever you need some damn fine coffee and donuts to kickstart your brain.
-- Neil Bonner, Community Manager