Friday, August 16, 2013
Photos: Glazed Donut Works opened in Deep Ellum
They sold out 90 minutes after they opened on Day One.
DEEP ELLUM The artisan cupcake and doughnut craze has been on the rise in DFW for several years, and as of Friday morning, Deep Ellum offers one more drool-worthy retailer.
The doughnut shop in in Deep Ellum, Glazed Donut Works, is officially open, however, if you're dying to try it, you'll have to wait until tomorrow. The neighborhood shop sold completely out of stock by 9:16 a.m., according to a post on the company's Facebook.
Business was in full swing at Glazed Donut Works by 7:10 a.m. Friday. A line of about 20 people crowded the front of the store, and by the time I reached the counter at about 7:20 a.m., the shop's namesake glazed doughnuts – both original and chocolate — were on back order. Luckily, the neighborhood newbie had several other intriguing, if not wacky, flavors to choose from, such as Raspberry Glazed, Elvis Killer, Blind Lemoncello Bullseye, and Achocolypse Now.
Hungry? Here's a quick explanation of some of their pastries:
To get a stripped down sense of Glazed’s culinary style, try one of their three glazed offerings: Original Glaze, Chocolate Glazed, or Raspberry Glazed doughnuts.
The Elvis Killer is a tribute to the rock ‘n roll King — glazed and heartily piled with two strips of bacon, banana slices, and honey. Each is garnished to order.
Those with a raging sweet tooth may want to opt for the Blind Lemoncello Bullseye, named for the beloved Deep Ellum club The Blind Lemon. That, too, is a glazed doughnut base whose holed center is filled with lemon custard and then dusted with extra sugar. It looks like a fried egg, but tastes like a lemon drop cocktail with a sugar rim.
For chocoholics: Achocolypse Now is a chocolate doughnut filled with bourbon chocolate cream, dipped in dark chocolate icing, sprinkled with crumbled chocolate cake and drizzled with chocolate ganache. How many times can you say “chocolate” in one sentence?
The Glazed Donut Works space itself is a barren, white-walled outpost on Elm Street with a few industrialized accents. The shop inhabits a long building, but for some reason the display and check out counter is disproportionately close to the front window, so there is very little room for customers.
While there is one wooden high table accessible for patrons, the shop lacks seating as well as the sugary aroma of fresh baked pastries or brewed coffee.
Glazed Donut Works charges $1 for the standard glazed and chocolate glazed doughnuts and up to $4 for the specialty recipes. The shop also boasts a vegan Banana Pecan doughnut with maple glaze for $2.
As we previously mentioned, Glazed acquired a bright pink short bus that co-owner Darren Cameron confirmed will be used for catering in the greater Dallas area. He said he would wait for things to calm down at the Deep Ellum store before launching that venture. Judging by the buzz surrounding Glazed today, however, that may be a while.
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