It's been open a while (since January, I think), so it's mildly embarrassing that this was my maiden voyage to The Donut Whole. Bob and I actually scoped out the building it's located in way back pre-kids when we thought it would be cool to live in a warehouse-y space. Back then, the upstairs had been converted into seriously sketchy tenement-style lodger apartments but the downstairs was pretty much the coolest space ever. Sadly, they wanted too much for the building considering how much we'd have to invest in making it livable, so we ended up buying our house in the 'burbs. Well, the 'burbs that edge up on the 'hood. Anyway, I digress. Let's talk more about The Donut Whole. Or about the donuts, anyway. Look at these beauties!
bottom: sunshine citrus crunch, bumble bee, Homer J
*revised to show correct names!
I didn't eat them last night, because I am a good person and decided to share them with my family. They're really good. They would probably have been even better last night. My personal favorites were the bumble bee (chocolate cake donut with citrus icing) and the sunshine citrus crunch (buttermilk donut with citrus icing and Fruity Pebbles). Jasper was especially fond of the cinnamon roll. I must say that cinnamon roll icing was sublime. But that citrus icing is a knockout!
There were A TON of people in The Donut Whole at 10 pm on a Monday night in Wichita, Kansas. I was impressed. And they have a drive-through. (Holy crap, I think I just gained ten pounds by typing that in!) The decor provides a great repository for owner Michael Carmody's vast collection of cool stuff, too.