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“Food Truck Nation” host Brad Miller, center, poses for a photo with Simply Done Donuts’ owners in front of their food truck. The TV show will feature the truck this evening on the Cooking Channel.

One of downtown Duluth’s restaurants was featured on the Cooking Channel Tuesday night. But residents who missed don’t have to despair because they will have a few opportunities to see it.

The channel’s show — “Food Truck Nation” featured Simply Done Donuts. The doughnut eatery, which has a brick and mortar location in Duluth’s Parsons Alley dining and shopping district, began as a food truck.

Despite having a permanent location, Simply Done Donuts’ owners continue to operate their food truck version as well.

The episode also included Venezuelan street food from a food truck in Denver, Colo., as well as waffles that have three-cheese macaroni baked into them from a food truck in Nashville, Tenn., according to the show’s website.

The episode is expected to re-air at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 1:30 a.m. Aug. 28 and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 31. The TV channel that Cooking Channel airs on depends on the television provider and whether it is being viewed in standard or high definition, but it can be watched live at

Tuesday night’s episode is available to watch online, but a TV subscription is needed to log in and watch it. It’s listed as “Episode 5: Arepas and Mac ‘N’ Cheese,” which is the first episode listed. The video can be found at

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I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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