Happy National Doughnut Day! Spelling is everything.

Today is National Doughnut Day, not to be confused with National Donut Day in June.

My friend informed me this morning that I was referenced in blog post by the Palm Beach Post Wesbite: "As the final arbiter of the donut vs. doughnut spellcheck squabble, we consult no less an authority than Dave, a surfer from Santa Cruz, CA who writes a blog called Dave’s Donut Blog whose photo shows a guy with a sugar-rimmed mouth." I feel very honored today to be considered a leading authority on donuts.

In celebration I thought I would share with you a recent discovery I have made. A fruit called the Donut Peach! It's proper name is the Saturn Peach, but any fruit that carries the name or resemblance of a donut, is a fruit I want to consume. Boom.

Have a great day!


National Donut Day 2013

Well, it's "National Donut Day" here in the US of A and the Ocean in Santa Cruz decided to celebrate with big waves for all the surfers.
For me and my wife, surfing and donuts are heavily entwined. There's no comfort equal to eating a fluffy morsel of fried glazed dough after a couple hours of getting destroyed by mother nature. So, nearly every time after surfing in Santa Cruz, Jenn and I head on over to Dunlap's Donuts on the corner of Portola Dr. and 38th Ave and visit Marney (the cambodia lady who runs the place) to replenish all the calories we just burned off... and some.

Jenn's Fave: Cinnamon Twist
Dave's Fave: Glazed Blueberry Cake (and sometimes maple bar or glazed bear claw)

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How donuts found their foothold in America?

Happy National Donut Day!!!

On this National Donut Day, I want to wish you the happiest, richest glazed, fluffy and moist, most wonderful donut day ever! May every bite be a nugget from heaven and may the flavors be like 17 Justin Biebers dancing on your tastbuds.

Go support a local shop!

Is this a dream come true, or what?!

Maybe I should invest some time into this concept and create a donut that's actually healthy for us. We'll see....
I'm sorry for such a long silence. I've been very busy surfing, searching for donut shops, and playing music. New blog coming soon!

Until then, chew on this picture that my friend sent me. :)

Good Day Donuts – Mission Hills, CA

3 ¾ Nadas

There are two approaches to business that I commonly see. The first is: choose a product and make it the best it can be. Let your business be known for the quality and superiority of that one product and push it hard… real hard.

The second way to do business is more of a “fish net” tactic. Throw a broad net and catch whatever you can.

Good Day Donuts surprised me. They were a café, ice cream shop, mini mart, and donut shop all wrapped into one. And the best part is…. They were great at it all, especially the donuts!

Vibe of Shop: 2 ½ Nadas

There was good seating, but it was a little crowded. This is understandable, since it is also a mini mart. Surprisingly they stayed true to the donut, making good use of donut pink in the décor.

Outside Appearance: 3 Nadas

Nestled in a respectable strip mall it felt donut worthy though there was no outdoor seating.

Hours: 4:30am – 8:00pm

Service: The lady was a bit eggy and cold, but the milk was warm.

Taste of Glaze Donut: 4 ½ Nadas

This is the one redeeming factor that takes this place to the next level. Super moist and fluffy, the glaze was almost perfect but just a little too heavy. The taste of the donut was sweet but not overbearing.

Blueberry Donut? No.

Coffee: 2 Nadas

Watered down and tastes like Los Angeles river water with sediment.

Special: This place was a mini mart so one could buy anything from lotto tickets, to hats and sunglasses, to beer and smoothies, and even full hot meals. One could survive for weeks locked up in this place, though the donuts would most likely go stale pretty quick.

PS. The custard filled chocolate donut was AMAZING!!!

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