doughnuts are dough nots

the dunkin’ donuts vs. krispy kreme debate has long kept foodies and pastrysexuals occupied. here in orlando, we’ve got an underdog in the mix. a doughnuttery to put all doughnutteries to shame. supposedly.

earlier this year, my friend introduced me to the insulin shock that is hotties. it lived in altamonte springs, boasted fancy plans of opening more locations, and indeed carried addictive, tasty doughnuts. and they had decent hours. vampires, hookers, and anyone with a glazing jones in the mid-afternoon could swing by for a couple dozen.

now, they’ve moved up to the lake buena vista area. no additional locations. and they aren’t catering to the vampire and hooker crowds. instead they boast the hours of 7am to 1pm.

forget the fact that there are several bars in the strip mall it moved into, possibly filled with drunks who might want to sober up with a doughnut. instead, focus on the early rising tourists who might scamper over for a powdered bavarian or double chocolate snowball before heading to the parks.

how can they expect to be voted the number one doughnut in orlando again?

if you love doughnuts, i suggest you take an early morning drive and grab a few of the hotties soon. eateries in this town tend to have very short lives.

8 Comments so far

  1. zee (unregistered) on September 12th, 2004 @ 10:19 pm

    what? I like to eat my doughnuts late. sad, just so sad…

  2. Solonor (unregistered) on September 12th, 2004 @ 11:02 pm

    I was wondering what happened to Hottie’s. Its departure from around the corner(ish) of my house makes me sad. :(

  3. David July (unregistered) on September 12th, 2004 @ 11:31 pm

    The sign still reads “Closed for Renovation.” Yet the structure is gutted.

  4. Jason Tucker (unregistered) on September 13th, 2004 @ 9:21 am

    We’ve just started getting Krispy Kremes in the Minneapolis/Twin Cities area, and people are going nuts over them. Myself, I think they’re horrible, and much prefer the bigger, fluffier kind from Dunkin’ Donuts. The best I’ve found, though, are in Van Nuys, CA, at a place called Spudnuts. With a name like Spudnuts, how can you go wrong?

  5. Maria (unregistered) on September 13th, 2004 @ 9:25 am

    Okay, see now I HAVE to get some doughnuts!!!! :op

  6. Dawn (unregistered) on September 13th, 2004 @ 2:00 pm

    I want to cast a personal vote for Dunkin Donuts. Been lovin them for years. Although from time to time I might be tempted into having a couple of Krispy Kremes, but only 2… and only when they are so hot they are soft like butter. I prefer the doughier type.

  7. Solonor (unregistered) on September 13th, 2004 @ 8:42 pm

    The problem with Krispy Kreme is they tried to spread themselves too thin. The only way they are unbeatable is when you get them hot. The nasty things they sell in 7-11’s and such don’t make people want to try them from the shop.

    The best donuts I ever had were at Frank’s Bakery in Bangor, Maine. I think they’re closed now, though. :(

  8. Lauren (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 4:21 am

    I used to work at the Pizza Hut right by the old Hottie’s. How I miss the days of walking over for peanut butter and heart-shaped donuts.

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