We just received word from the Deep Ellum doughnut factory, Glazed Donut Works, that they will be offering doughnut ice cream sandwiches startin g today, and all summer long. What a sweet way to take the edge off the impending heat storm. Glazed says that their all natural ice cream flavors are Vanilla Bean Bourbon, Cold Brew Coffee and Maple Bacon.
Glazed Donut Works, Dallas’ newest artisan donut shop, will open their doors tomorrow at 7am. They offer handcrafted, small batch donuts, using mainly Texas sourced ingredients and “no mixes or preservatives”. Some of the unique creations include the “Coco Loco” with toasted coconut and almonds over a coconut milk and rum glaze; the “Blind Limoncello”, a tribute to the history of our Deep Ellum neighborhood and tip of the hat to Blind Lemon Jefferson, a “Bananas Foster Fritter” made from caramelized bananas, brown sugar, rum, and their house made vanilla; and “The Elvis Killer” made with the King’s favorites: peanut butter, bacon, bananas, and honey.
The shop is located in Deep Ellum two doors down from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Elm Street. We sat down recently with owners Darren Cameron and Bill Handshy to get the scoop and talk shop. Continue reading →
I get asked all the time, “Alex, why do you do the crazy things you do like food competitions?” I tell them that besides enjoying pain and suffering, I actually enjoy chowing down the food. That brings me to this past Saturday’s event held at Hypnotic Donuts in East Dallas – The Spicy Chile Donut Eating Contest. I normally cancel everything to commit and do as many food competitions as possible but due to the conflicting dates of a pre-existing event, I was not going to attend the donut challenge. So I thought. I must admit that I was a tad saddened about not being able to compete in the Spicy Donut competition, but that all changed Friday morning.
I received news Friday from a friend that we were in fact not going on our planned trip and quickly made the decision to email Hypnotic Donuts to sign up for the challenge. The owner of Hypnotic, James, responded quickly and confirmed I had a spot in the competition. It was on. Continue reading →
The wacky donut shop concept is filtering through this country, much like the FroYo movement and the cute cupcake which took our nation to the task of sugary mastication. The latest to hit that scene in the DFW area is Pookies Donuts which is located on Lemmon within ear shot of Love Field.
Owned by mega-cute couple Rinney Keo (aka Pookie) and Joaquin Lewis (aka Joaquin), the pair left their corporate grind to map out their mutual dream in the hospitality business. Pookie is a business information major and Joaquin formerly made his living as a telecom enginee; both enjoy dining of all sorts. Continue reading →
There was a time when I could freely eat a box of donuts at one sitting, this was when I was in high school. I went to W.T. White in north Dallas and we had a donut shop called Nelson’s. I would pass by the tiny shop located near LBJ on the south side of Midway and order a small box from the elderly nelson couple on the way to school nearly every day. They have since sold the shop and the donuts are not the same. Donuts never will be as good as they were when I was 15
Today is National Donut Day and we want to celebrate in true style. We have assembled a short list of some of our favorites in the Dallas area and hope you join us by scarfing a box. Continue reading →
Donuts might not be the most politically correct food that you might choose, but when did that ever stop us. Seriously, donuts filled with imagination as well as plenty of bacon, Cap’n Crunch or jalapenos cannot be wrong and Hypnotic Donuts hit’s the spot.
When you meet donut mogul and owner James St. Peter you can’t help but sport a smile. This man is seriously the Willy Wonka of fried dough and seems to meet each day with verve which is spoon-fed by his artistry. This leaves his customers in total fascination. St. Peter’s product is total comfort food at its finest. Continue reading →