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What do doughnuts and music have in common? Not much, unless you’re talkin’ a Grandparents’ Day brunch at your kid’s kindergarten class.

But if you know anything about the local Square Cat Records label and its founder, Patrick Burtch, you can probably piece it together. Burtch also wields his creativity on the culinary scene as owner of Rocket 88 in Fountain Square (874 Virginia Ave.).

Rocket 88's lineup of fresh-baked doughnuts looks more like an art installation than a dessert counter.   - COURTESY: ROCKET 88
  • Courtesy: Rocket 88
  • Rocket 88's lineup of fresh-baked doughnuts looks more like an art installation than a dessert counter.

That hip, little Fletcher Place shop that specializes in natural, organic doughnuts and vegan sandwiches is his baby. And it’s turning a year old tomorrow, Dec. 4th. Rocket 88 will celebrate the date from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with food specials, festivities and delectable deals – including free doughnut holes to customers who purchase additional items. They can also register for a chance to win free doughnuts each month for a year.

Usually Rocket 88 packs it in at 2 o'clock each afternoon, but for its anniversary, the shop will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., serving vegan sandwiches and beer (ideal for hungry and thirsty folks out and about for the First Friday gallery walk). And then comes the songs...

JUSTJESS PHOTOGRAPHY/COURTESY: BIGFOOT YANCEY & LUKE KNIGHT
  • JustJess Photography/Courtesy: Bigfoot Yancey & Luke Knight

Starting at 7 p.m. live music will kick off with Adam Kuhn, the soulful sounds of singer/songwriter Luke Knight and Mike Angel of Bigfoot Yancey -- the "unofficial house band of Fountain Square" -- will play the familiar Americana blend of blue-collar, Bohemian tunes.

For more details visit Rocket88.

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