National Doughnut Day is coming up this Friday, and the only way to celebrate properly is to down a whole bunch of doughnuts. When it's time for a "donut run," where's the best place to go in Grand Junction?

National Doughnut Day is always celebrated on the first Friday in June. This year, the holiday will fall on Friday, June 5.

As I'm sure you are no doubt aware, a donut is NOT a donut! As any connoisseur will tell you, some donuts make life worth living, while others are flat nasty. The right doughnut can set the tone for the rest of your day.

Before we get too far, let's settle one discussion once and for all - is it a donut, or is it a doughnut?

According to, the dictionary-approved spelling for these rings dipped in fat is "Doughnut." So, then, where did "donut" come from? It seems we have Dunkin' Donuts to thank for that. Apparently, they're responsible for the popularization of the abbreviated form.

Some shops in the valley have announced special offers for National Doughnut Day. One Grand Junction shop, Home Style Bakery, will offer all round donuts, raised or cake, will be 75 cents each on Friday. All others, such as Long Johns, fried rolls, rosebuds (whatever those are), pinecones, and twists will be one dollar each on Friday. Where Friday's specials are concerned, there will be a limit of two-dozen donuts per customer.

When you head out to stock up for the family or office, where will you go? Who offers the best doughnut (ha! got it right) in Grand Junction? Cast your vote. If you don't see your favorite, write it in, and it will be added to the list.

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