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Winning attitude

Published 11:51pm Friday, August 30, 2013

It was a long wait for most Suffolkians to find out whether their local doughnut shop won the “Donut Showdown” show, and in the end folks who watched the show likely wound up thinking the judges were turkeys.

Reeva Luecke of O’doodleDoo’s Donuts competed on an episode of the show that initially aired this week. She taped the show almost nine months ago.

Her doughnuts decorated with turkey legs made of pretzel sticks got her eliminated in the first round, however, because the judges apparently thought doughnuts with a “High School Cafeteria” theme were supposed to be serious and sophisticated.

They may know a lot about food, but someone could teach them a thing or two about a sense of humor.

Luecke took the early elimination in stride, though, saying it was a good opportunity just to be asked to go on the show.

“We all felt like just to be asked to go, you already won,” she said earlier this week. “(Losing) didn’t matter at the time. You feel good about it.”

O’doodleDoo’s is just one of so many local businesses we in Suffolk are privileged to have in the community. From restaurants and gift shops to art galleries and service-oriented businesses, these eclectic, unique and, yes, sometimes wacky businesses help us avoid the monotony of cookie-cutter chains and big-box stores.

We applaud Luecke on her appearance on the show and on her winning attitude. All of our local businesses are winners, and we encourage everyone to shop local.

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