Happy National Doughnut Day!
From the Wikipedia entry:
National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year and follows on the Donut Day event created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.The holiday celebrates the doughnut (a.k.a “donut”) — an edible, ring-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened.
The fluffy, glazed donut pictured is from Sarah Jane’s Bakery on Johnson Street in Northeast Minneapolis, which was named this year’s #1 place for donuts by City Pages. Some folks opined that A Baker’s Wife in South Minneapolis has better donuts, but, hey, sometimes a good donut is a good donut. I like them both.
Sarah Jane’s was the first stop on the third annual Donut-BBQ-Bike Ride that my advisor organized (more on the other stop at the Hmongtown Market later). The group bike ride covered more than 25 miles and was a great way to hang out with some great people, eat some good food, and explore the Twin Cities by bike.
[More photos from the ride on flickr]