Glazed Donut Works Brings Fancy Doughnuts to Deep Ellum
Do you follow @blackswansaloon on Twitter or Instagram?Gabe Sanchez, the drink maker behind Deep Ellum's most popular bar, Black Swan Saloon, may be one of the best ways to stay on top of the neighborhood's restaurant news. When Tanoshi Ramen put their permit application up in their window, Sanchez was right on top of it. And now a cryptic post points to a new doughnut shop set to open just down Elm Street from his bar.
Glazed Donut Works is taking over the Man Bites Dog space that used to hold a production studio. Darren Cameron is converting his old studio into a gourmet doughnut shop and cites Voodoo Donuts in Portland as his inspiration, according to a post on Eater.
Great, I thought. Another store filled fried dough topped with processed food. You know the ones that look like Toucan Sam came in and threw up all over the display case? And while over-the-top confection looks to be part of the schtick, there does appear to be some craftsmanship behind the madness. The marshmallows on a s'mores doughnut for instance, will be made in house, and all of the doughnuts are going to be scratch made.
Here's hoping there are a few simple, more delicately decorated doughnuts on the menu, preferably with excellent coffee. The best doughnut I've ever had in Dallas was served at Spoon, just before John Tesar got a new pastry chef. That doughnut was a perfect balance of light but substantial, not at all greasy, and dressed simply in a restrained application of cinnamon and sugar. Perhaps that short-lived doughnut will rise again in Deep Ellum's newest doughnut shop.
Glazed Donut Works, 2644 Elm St. 214-599-0590