Back in May, Top Pot Doughnuts, a popular doughnut chain out of Seattle, planted its frosted-and-fried flag in Texas, opening a shop on Hillcrest Road, just north of Northwest Highway. It's a funky location, apparently designed to entrap freeway-averse commuters, Preston Hollow families and, well, me.
The shop sits directly across Hillcrest from the entrance to my son's preschool, where I drop him off every morning. After I drop him off, I pull my car out of the parking lot and am faced with a daunting choice: Go straight and drive more or less directly into the doughnut case, or turn left and drive to work. The fine dusting of cinnamon and sugar on my driver's seat seems to indicate my tendency to just drive, man.
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The only saving grace: I don't go anywhere near that place on the weekends. Now, though, grace is dead: They're opening a second one on Lower Greenville.
Eater Dallas reports that the chain will open a new shop at 2937 Greenville Ave., in the space once occupied by Goody Goody liquor store. No word on an opening date; too soon, if you ask my scale. I drive or walk past that strip mall five times a week, easy.
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Top Pot has solid drip coffee and espresso drinks and a huge, relatively straightforward catalogue of doughnuts: old fashioned, cake and raised, in mostly traditional flavors. There are some change-ups, like the Valley Girl Lemon, a raised doughnut dusted with powdered sugar and filled with a bright lemon jelly. If you'd like a sample, just ask my upholstery.