Heard on the Hill

Eat Your Heart Out, Betsy Ross

As if commemorating National Doughnut Day (the first Friday in June) weren’t cause enough for celebration, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is playing the patriotism card with its latest creation:

(Courtesy Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken)

(Courtesy Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken)

The trendy treat-maker will roll out 200 “Raspberry Blueberry” donuts, each filled with a combination of raspberry and blueberry jams, on Friday morning.

The specialty sweets will run $3 a pop, with all of the proceeds benefiting the military-family-supporting Fisher House Foundation.

According to a release from the fry-happy startup, chef/founder Jason Gehring designed the Old Glory-inspired pastry to honor his brother, Travis Gehring, a Navy vet (1999-2007).

So, do your duty. Eat more doughnuts.

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