Donut Patrol: Southern Maid Raised and Glazed

Southern Maid raised donuts fill a hole in my life. The hole where the Krispy Kreme used to be. On March 8, 2006, a day that will live in infamy, Krispy Kreme closed its six Houston locations due to a dispute with franchisee Lone Star Donuts Ltd. The North Carolina donut chain still has locations in Austin, Fort Worth and other parts of Texas. And it has vowed to return to Houston, but so far no news.

And so I settle for other donuts. Don't fall for the Southern Maid buttermilk donut with its jagged "blown tire" appearance. It looks good, but it tastes bland. Try Southern Maid raised and glazed donuts, which are a good bet if they're hot. Like Krispy Kreme glazed donuts, the Southern Maid raised donuts are very light. You can't pick up one of these fluffy glazed air circles without harming it -- your fingers make indentations where you touch the icing. They have nice flavor and excellent moisture content too. And I love the free holes they throw in.

So, where are you eating donuts in the post-KK era?

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