Certain television shows and films own certain foods.
Think of Kojak and lollipops or Doctor Who and jelly babies (okay, Tom Baker's Doctor, at least). But what show owns the donut?
Some pop culture fans would weigh in on the side of "The Simpsons," but we're betting more television mavens will vote "Twin Peaks." Think of Agent Dale Cooper sitting before a spread of juicy, tasty pastries, trying to find out just what happened to Laura Palmer.
So is it a coincidence that National Donut Day, which falls on Friday, June 7, will be the eve of the opening of the major "Twin Peaks" art exhibit at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard? We think Cooper, Sheriff Truman, and Hawk would call this more than mere happenstance.
What to do, where to go and what to see
Let's start with "Damn Fine Coffee: An Artistic Tribute to Twin Peaks,' which'll run, as easily as a log through an old mill, from Saturday, June 8 through Friday, June 21. A bevy of artists are giving their best interpretations (read: eerie, strange, wonderful, donut-laden) on the world and characters brought to life by Mark Frost and David Lynch waaaay back in 1990.
As for National Donut Day? Well, that is unrelated, or is it, truly? Several restaurants around LA will have specials on. Burrissimo in Costa Mesa is giving away a gratis zeppole Italian donut with purchase on June 7, which sounds plenty dee-lightful to our donut-appreciating senses.
Your favorite donut place might have it going, too. Or you could just buy one, at normal cost, on National Donut Day, because a donut? Still a really decent value.
Just ask Agent Cooper, who ate *a lot* of them over the fabled run of "Twin Peaks." Surely some fan has counted.