Doughnut shops are one of the few establishments that can get away without actually having a proper name, either on their building or anywhere else. All they need is a sign, preferably one that lights up, that proclaims "DONUTS" to the world. Pawn shops may be one of the only other places that can get away with that level of branding.
A doughnut shop means business when it has a real name then, and anyone who's been inside Hypnotic Donuts knows the place is serious. Doughnuts topped with elaborate constructions of banana, bacon and peanut butter; vegan doughnuts; pastries assembled with cayenne and horchata icing; and the simple pistachio doughnut, beloved by our food critic.
Hypnotic's shop on Garland in Dallas is currently their only location, so this is the first sign of fried dough empire-building. The Denton location will be open for mornings and lunch, like its progenitor, but also will reopen in the evenings for the dinner crowd. If dinner doughnuts are a thing in Denton, clearly none of us are spending enough time there.
For the more athletic doughnut lovers out there, Hypnotic is also hosting a 5k run in Fair Park on January 25. There will be doughnut hole stations along the way so you can test your ability to frun over three miles on a pure sugar high (suck it, Gatorade).
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