Donuts, Route 66 and Alex Trebek


Glendora’s Donut Man, the shop that somehow stuffs a couple pounds of fresh fruit into a normal sized glazed, made the big time when it became an answer on Jeopardy Monday night.  David Allen of the Daily Bulletin reports that the Route 66 shop, which we included in our recent ode to donuts, was the answer to the question (or is that the question to the answer) “Sometimes I get my kicks driving to Glendora to visit the acclaimed Donut Man on this route.” The 40-year-old stand’s fans rushed to Facebook congratulating owner Jim Nakano and making pleas for autographed donuts. Strawberry season ends in ten days, so you’d better take the highway that’s the best soon or you’ll have to wait another year to enjoy the best known treats from this culinary landmark.


Photograph by Misha Gravenor