Posts Tagged ‘Zeke’s DC Donutz’

Game On: A Rocket Scientist Opens the Wackiest Bar in Washington

A couple drinking Smirnoff Ice meditates over a Ouija board as the lights of Thomas Foolery fade from green to yellow to orange. Across the small cramped room, groups of 20- or 30-somethings play Mario Kart Wii and Connect 4. Bartenders serve up grilled cheeses and mini-bottles of Bacardi from behind a bar stocked with […]

Mr. Yogato Owner Eyes Zeke’s DC Donutz Space For Goofy Restaurant and Bar

It's by no means a done deal, but Mr. Yogato owner Steve Davis is setting himself up to potentially take over the Dupont space that's home to Zeke's DC Donutz.  After neighbors and the landlord complained about doughnut fumes at Zeke's, the shop closed last month in order to resolve ventilation issues. The landlord, Grosvenor Urban Retail, even filed a lawsuit over […]

Landlord Sued Zeke’s DC Donutz, But Hopes to Resolve Things Amicably

The landlord of Zeke's DC Donutz didn't just complain about doughnut fumes, leading to the shop's temporary closure—they also sued them. The complaint, filed by Grosvenor Urban Retail in D.C. Superior Court on April 25, also says owner Aaron Gordon owes $88,996.68 (plus legal fees) related primarily to the space's previous tenant Tasti D-Lite, although […]

Zeke’s DC Donutz Closes—for Now

Not everyone likes the smell of fresh doughnuts, it turns out. Zeke's DC Donutz has closed—temporarily—in order to address complaints from its landlord and neighbors about the fried dough fumes. Owner Aaron Gordon explains that the Dupont Circle space does not allow for a normal hood above its fryers, which would bring the heat, odor, […]

Eating Viral: How Doughnuts, Ramen, Tacos, and Other Food Trends Sweep D.C. Restaurants

Three years ago, two groups of people in the same place had the same idea at the same time: Hey, why don’t we open a gourmet doughnut shop? The owners of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken and Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s GBD (Golden Brown Delicious) knew nothing of each other’s plans, or that people would be […]