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Doughnut One

Believe it or not, that's the name of the company plane that will carry Krispy Kreme Doughnut executives from Winston-Salem, N.C., to the Town of Tonawanda Tuesday for the grand opening at 9 a.m. of their newest store at 1250 Niagara Falls Blvd. Dynamic Enterprises of Cheektowaga headed by Jim Cosentino is the franchisee. Krispy Kreme, which sells many kinds of doughnuts, is probably best known for their Original Glazed Doughnuts prepared several times during a 24-hour period. Whenever this happens, a red and green neon sign "Hot Doughnuts Now" flashes in the window. "I've been in other cities when that happens," says Cosentino, "and you can't believe what happens. People come rushing in, and it's lucky they don't get in auto accidents." It's believed that this area will do especially well because the per capita doughnut consumption here is among the highest in the country. Must be all that Canadian influence, eh?

Quick student

Offensive tackle Glenn Parker of the New York Giants just looks scary. The Oct. 15 issue of Wine Spectator magazine features a profile of Parker as a knowledgeable wine collector and cook. The big guy honed his skills at Daniel's Restaurant in Hamburg. "I really got into it - learning the prep work, stocks and sauces and being right with them on the line," he says. Chef/owner Daniel Johengen says that's true. "When Glenn Parker played for the Buffalo Bills he was a regular customer, and we became friends. Because of his interest in food and wine, he asked if he could spend time in my kitchen during the off season to learn as much as possible. We're pleased he chose to mention us in a national publication," he says.

Food fight

One of the features at the 17th annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the Niagara Falls Chapter of Kiwanis Club at 5 p.m. Saturday in the St. John's DeLasalle Center, 8477 Buffalo Ave., will be a bakeoff competition between Erie Country Community College and Niagara County Community College culinary students. Tickets are $5 at the door; proceeds benefit local youth. Call 297-5729 for more info.

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