One week until the Donut Summit! Yay! There have been some questions floating around about how things will run, so I’ve tried to answer them all below:
1. What will happen at the Donut Summit?
It’s going to work a little something like this:
– The festivities kick off at 1pm. So, from about 1-1:30, we’ll have Donut Registration. Just show up with your Donuts, check in with our illustrious Metbloggers, and we’ll make sure your donut box is clearly labeled with the name of your donut shop.
– Once everyone’s donuts are registered (so, by about 1:30), donut tasting will begin and will last until about 2:30. We’ll have donut tasting stations set up, and we’ll provide you with a ballot for voting on your top donuts. We’ll have Donut Marshalls on hand cutting up donuts for sharing, so that everyone can taste lots of different donuts from all over the city.
– Once all of the ballots are submitted, we’ll tally the votes! While vote tallying is going on, you lucky people get to hang out with Metbloggers, and there will be fun and games!
– At around 3:30, we’ll crown the Donut King!
(Please note that all times listed above are approximate and subject to change!)
2. Where is the Donut Summit?
In Griffith Park, near the intersection of Vermont and Commonewealth Canyon – see here for a map!
3. Where should I bring donuts from?
Anywhere! From Winchell’s to Spudnuts to Stan’s to your own kitchen – it’s all fair game. We’ve put together a short list of local donut shops to give you some ideas, but don’t feel restricted to that list.
4. How many donuts should I bring?
As many as you like – just bring donuts!
5. What’s going to happen to any leftover donuts?
While we would have liked to donate any leftover donuts to a local food bank or soup kitchen, we haven’t been able to find any local organizations that are willing to deal with perishables (but if any of you, dear readers, do know of a local charity who might be interested, please let us know). So any extra donuts will be sent home with Donut Summit attendees in donut doggie bags, so you’ll have breakfast for the week! And there are lots of tasty things to be done with leftover donuts: you can do donut bread pudding, donut trifle, donut french toast, and I, personally, an an advocate of the refried donut – just throw a stale donut into a non-stick pan and the inside will get soft and the glaze will carmelize and go crispy, and it will become the most delicious thing in the world.
6. Why did you spell donut wrong? It’s spelled d-o-u-g-h-n-u-t.
Look, I just spell it the way Randy’s spells it. And a giant cement donut can’t be wrong.