Hypnotic Donut Dash’s 5K and Chubby Bunny Contest is Happening This Saturday

Hypnotic Donuts is weird, I’ll give you that. This Saturday, January 25, the funky donut shop is encouraging people to eat donuts and then run in their 5K run. Consumption is not absolutely necessary, but it’s definitely part of the fun. (Throwing up is not.) Three donut hole stations will be placed along the route, helping runners to stay in perfect donut shape along the way. There’s a chubby bunny contest starting at 9:30 a.m., so if you’ve got the stretchy cheeks to enter, please do so. We welcome your videos.

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The Village Kitchen Has Donut Croissants

Given how obsessed with cronuts as I am, it is my pleasure to report a discovery of immeasurable greatness. Friends, family, and enemies: There are DONUT CROISSANTS at the Village Kitchen. (In case you missed it, this restaurant opened a little over two months ago inside Highland Park Village, with Chef Andre Natera acting as […]

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SOUK Opens in Trinity Groves Today, Menu Features Chef Najat Kaanache’s Cronuts™

As you all know, SOUK opens its pretty Moroccan doors for dinner service today inside Trinity Groves. And, yes, there are cronuts (aka “creative donuts”) on the menu. But we’ll get to that later. Yaser Khalaf (Baboush, Farnatchi), chef Najat Kaanache (who made a splash at the now-defunct Private Social), and Charles Accivatti have teamed […]

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Forget Cronuts! Dallas, We Have the Churrnut.

As all of you may be well aware, I’ve been obsessed with cronuts. Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s been thinking about them. Markus Pineyro, owner of Urban Taco, says he was inspired by the croissant-donut-hybrid and spent many a night churning a new idea in his brain. After countless hours, he came up […]

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Sprinkles Ice Cream and Glazed Donut Works Both Open Today

I give up. I’m channeling my inner fat kid today and eating like there’s no tomorrow. Why? Oh, no biggie, just TWO dessert places are grand opening today. It’s sick, really, to do this to us. Ice cream and donuts in one day. My stomach doesn’t know how to handle it. Sprinkles Ice Cream  8413 […]

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Taste Test Thursday: Which Donut Is Lord of the Rings?

Taste Test Thursday is a new series that we’re starting here on D Magazine’s web team island. If you have other foods/drinks/non-humans you’d like to see tested out, send us a note. We’ll give it our best bite. (Last week, we did kombucha.) All of you, by now, are probably sick and tired of hearing me talk […]

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Private Social in Dallas Chef Najat Kaanache Claims: ‘I Invented The Cronut!’

Look out Dominique Ansel, Dallas chef Najat Kaanache claims she invented the cronut and she has proof the item was on the menu at Private Social on March 22, 2013. Yesterday Carol posted the screen shot of tweets from Kaanache to Eater Dallas editor Whitney Falloon who posted a item on the cronut crazies in New […]

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Rumor Has It: Cronuts May Already Exist in Dallas

Is it true???? Are there hybrid croissant-donuts floating in Dallas?! This tweet to Eater Dallas‘ Whitney Filloon from Private Social’s chef Najat Kaanache led me to believe that cronuts might be in our backyard, but I checked out the new menu. No cronuts anywhere. Maybe there’s a secret, hidden cronut menu stashed away at Private Social. I’ve […]

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Cronuts Are Cool, but These 5 Hybrid Foods Are Even Better

I hate to admit it, but I really want a Cronut – this half-croissant, half donut pastry that’s taken away the sanity of New York City (and the rest of the country, thanks to Twitter.) For the last few weeks, people have been lining up outside Dominique Ansel Bakery at 6 a.m. when the store […]

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BYOB Bingo Nights at Hypnotic Donuts are Rated R. I Wonder What That Means…

Get your B-I-N-G-O gear ready, Dallas. Hypnotic Donuts is hosting Bingo nights every other Wednesday night, starting May 29. “Hypnotic is doing this because it is fun- that simple. We will have Bingo on Wednesday nights because it will be something to look forward to during the middle of the week,” says James St. Peter. He’s the same brilliant man […]

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Hypnotic Donuts Hosts “Beat the Heat – World’s Spiciest Donut” Eating Contest

How long before extreme eating is an Olympic sport? Or synchronized slugging? Or…well I could go on and create a slew of categories for the Eating Olympics because I am on deadline, but instead, I will regurgitate a press release. Here goes: Hypnotic Donuts [ed note; gorgeous donut pics on that link] is putting on their […]

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RaceTrac Announces Chef-Driven Gas Station in Little Elm

See the picture of the nice man? His name is Bob Derian and he is a chef. His official title is Director of Food & Beverage Innovation at RaceTrac Petroleum. His job is to create a delightful food experience in a gas station convenience store. We love good food in gas stations, especially tacos. But […]

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Hypnotic Donuts is Staying Up Late for Dallas Donut Lovers

This Friday night, Dallas will have its first opportunity to curb the late-night donut munchies at Hypnotic Donuts.  Currently, good late night donut options are, well, essentially nonexistent, but Hypnotic is hoping to change all that. Owner and donut-debonair, James St. Peter, has been wanting to provide late night donuts for some time now, and […]

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The Hole Thing: The Latest in Donut Decadence

I’m not at all ashamed to profess my love for donuts.  Some may label these decadent morsels of fried dough a “guilty pleasure,” but when I sink my eager teeth into the perfect donut, I feel no guilt at all, simply a euphoric rush of gustatory satisfaction which no other breakfast pastry can provide.  Last […]

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When Mystery Donuts Appear on my Desk, I Question the Meaning of Life

I woke up this morning craving two things: donuts and a Big Breakfast from McDonald’s (don’t ask me why). The universe must really love me, because I walked into work this morning only to discover a big box of donuts sitting on my desk. It came with a mysterious note from Rinny & Joaquin Lewis: […]

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