Deep Ellum residents will likely be pretty pumped to hear of a donut shop coming to the neighborhood. Glazed Donut Works is coming to the former Man Bites Dog space on Elm Street with promises of glorious handcrafted pastries.
Co-owner Darren Cameron says after many years in the tumultuous film industry (Man Bites Dog was his production studio), he was ready to do something fun again. Inspired by the long lines he saw outside the trailblazing Voodoo Donuts in Portland, he decided he was destined to be a donut shop owner, and says it wasn't hard to get his friend and colleague Bill Handshy on board.
Setting Glazed apart from many of its competitors will be its commitment to scratch-making just about everything, from the organic vanilla extract to the donut glazes, which Cameron says took several months to develop. The shop plans to feature between 8 and 12 donut varieties daily, including the now-requisite maple-bacon variety and some unique offerings like pistachio and a S'mores donut adorned with housemade marshmallow — as Cameron says, "the flavor is just so much better than what comes out of a bag." Boozy donuts will also be on the menu, including a neighborhood tribute variety infused with limoncello and aptly named the "Blind Lemon Cello". They plan to cater to the 'hood with late-night hours in addition to the usual early morning donut shop schedule.
Look for Glazed to debut around mid-May; they've also got a bright pink short bus they'll be rolling out as a mobile unit as soon as construction on their kitchen is complete. A soft opening for Twitter and Facebook followers will be announced soon.