We love to eat and we love great beers. Let us share with you our views on what Dallas has to offer in fine (and not so fine) dining and fine beers.
Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.
We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Heart Attack of the Month - April 2011
Hypnotic Donuts - Plano, Texas
Donuts are bad for you mmmmmkay? So don't eat donuts.
What? You know the they are bad for you? You want me to come up with something better than that? Jeez, pushy today, aren't we?
Let's examine the plain old glazed donut, shall we? Unhealthy white, bleached flour, fried in unhealthy grease and then dipped in unhealthy sugar. What can be worse than that? Well the mad scientists at Hypnotic donuts have found the way, several ways in fact, on how to make one of the most unhealthy food items in existence even more so.
Smore, Hypnotic, LOTRS, LMLT,
Let's examine, for an example, the Canadian Healthcare donut. Take the aformentioned glazed donut, top it with maple frosting and cap it with bacon. Oh my. How about the Kara's Me Love You Long Time donut which is a glazed donut topped with whipped cream cheese, hoisin sauce, and crushed fortune cookie and a intact fortune cookie in the middle ... fortune and all. You may wish to try the Land of the Rising Sun donut. Glazed donut with white frosting, wasabi sunflower seed and crystallized ginger. But I guess if I really wanted to max out my daily death wish I would order the signature Hypnotic donut. This beast is a chocolate cake donut with their butter cream frosting, crushed peanut butter Captain Crunch, pretzels and chocolate AND caramel drizzel. Guaranteed to gum up the works. Too much sugar for you? Don't worry, they have biscuits too, but don't make the mistake of thinking that they are any healthier. Let me recommend the Kaye's Killer Queso biscuit. Fried chicken, whipped cream cheese, fresh jalepenos and queso. Artery clogging goodness.
Kaye's Killer Queso
Hypnotic Donuts is a bitch to find. You drive up Preston, just south of Frankford, looking for the sign and you don't see it anywhere. Do you know why? No sign. That's because they are located inside a tiny, take-out only pizza joint called The Pizza Guy. The Pizza Guy is barely seen in a very nondescript, mostly empty shoppng center located right behind the La Hacienda Ranch restaurant. So you decide that you want to stop in before work to try to be hypnotized into believing that these treats are good for you. You pull up and find that .... it is not open. Crap. Why not? Because they are only open on Saturday and Sunday. So then you decide to try it again and drive up for a late morning snack at say ... 11:00 on Saturday, and you see that it is closed. Double crap, what now? Sorry dude, it is only open until 10:00 on Saturday, and 10:30 on Sunday OR until they run out of fixins. It is kind of like they are trying to fail. No sign, very limited times and days, no place to eat the donuts (you have to get them to go) and on top of all of that, cash only. But look at that frigging line snaking out the door, patiently awaiting their turn. I kind of wonder if the pizza is any good but find myself not caring...give me another damned donut, please.
17390 Preston Rd (Between Frankford and Campbell in the La Hacienda strip center)
I am lucky enough to have a group of good friends who share my passion for great beers and inspired dining. My goal is to entice you into sampling something different, something uncommon, something outside the box. Join us in the neverending search for the perfect beer and the perfect meal.