Good Morning! Top Pot Doughnuts will be serving these at their new Dallas store tomorrow morning at 6:30 a.m.

UPDATE: Word from Top Pot is that a last minute glitch prevented the doughnut demi-gods from delivering doughnuts from heaven this morning. All the stars are aligned for launch tomorrow, May 22, at 0630.

I spent a good portion of my Saturday morning last week learning to make “hand-forged” doughnuts from this guy, Mark Klebeck, the founder and chief evangelist for Seattle’s Top Pot Doughnuts. Just like the bakers do at Top Pot’s 16 Puget Sound stores, every one of their 40+ varieties of doughnuts and fritters are made by hand then cooked, fried or filled in small batches. Will they change your life? No. (Seriously? Dude, they’re doughnuts.)

As we told you earlier, Top Pot is branching out to new markets. The first store outside their West Coast home base is about to open at Northwest Highway and Hillcrest Avenue, in the former Elevation Burger space.

The best news: Top Pot sent word to EscapeHatch last night that Top Pot Dallas will open for business  on Wednesday, May 21, Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 a.m. Inside info: the best sellers in Seattle are glazed old-fashioned doughnuts and apple fritters (which is what Mark Klebeck is making in the photo above), plus freshly roasted coffee. Kelbeck says an additional 4 – 6 doughnut shops are in development in the DFW area.

Top Pot Doughnuts, 8611 Hillcrest, Dallas; 469-232-9911


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These are Top Pot’s best sellers: Glazed old-fashioned doughnuts

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Mark Klebeck and his wife Libby “hand-forged” these gems