Rumors are swirling that Denver is getting a Voodoo Doughnut

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Since Portland-based Voodoo Doughnut first sprung onto the scene in 2003, it has become an international phenomenon: The place, owned by Tres Shannon and Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson pairs weirdly flavored, irreverently named doughnuts -- like the Gay Bar ("chocked full of luscious cream and all the colors of the rainbow!") and the Maple Blazer Blunt ("It's a raised doughnut rolled into a blunt with maple frosting and red sprinkle ember, prices vary due to Blazer Mania!") -- with eclectic decor themed around voodoo priests. It's famous for it's bacon-maple bar and banned doughnuts -- like one glazed with Nyquil -- and it's been featured on Anthony Bourdain's show and named an international tourist destination by the Los Angeles Times. You can also get married on site.

Voodoo has yet to expand out of Oregon -- but we've heard credible rumblings that the doughnut shop is coming to Denver.

Owner Tres Shannon won't confirm the rumor, but he does admit that he and his cohorts have been out exploring Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York -- and Denver. And Denver is as much in play as any of those other cities.

"We'll do something here in the next year," he says. "Denver's definitely on the radar."

In particular, he says, Denver has meaning for him. "I did my glory years in Colorado. I'm a big Broncos and Nuggets fan. I love Denver. We love dealing with sports teams and scandals and things. We think Denver would be a great place."

So what would push the doughnut company over the edge? "It would really help if Denver really wants us," he explains. "We want to go where we fit in." He also mentions it would be nice if a Chamber of Commerce would wine and dine them a little. Ultimately though, "If someone could show me, like, 50,000 people in Denver wanted us, we'd take that seriously. And come on, Tim Tebow. One mile closer to God."


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Flyinv9
Flyinv9

Please please please please!

David Costantino
David Costantino

Add another thumbs-up to the list - I was there last fall and loved the place.  Let's get one here!

HLC
HLC

Bring on the dirty snowballs, the vegan doughnut options and please do not forget the big bottom doughnut that always reminds me of what ppl need to utilize after hemorrhoid surgery.  I just moved from Portland and knowing I could have a bite of home whenever I wanted would make me uber-happy. 

VooDoo guy
VooDoo guy

The chamber better make this happen.

Jennifer Wohletz
Jennifer Wohletz

I fell in lust with the buttermilk bars, and they have one with chocolate, peanut butter and rice crispies that was so fine after a night of heavy drinking.

Brains76
Brains76

We heard this rumbling last weekend when we were there GETTING MARRIED! (11/11/11 was an epic VooDoo wedding!) X rated? well yeah they have crazy names and questionable shapes but nothing worse than you would see anywhere else. The mexican chocolate is my second favorite next to the bacon maple bar. And I love me a dirty snowball!

We like em enough that we 1. Flew to Portland to get married there!2. Brought back 2 dozen and shared!

A.
A.

still not better than LaMars,but i hope they come anyway.

3E3E3
3E3E3

this neeeeeeds to happen

Sjohn112
Sjohn112

Well,  you can make it 49,999. Plus I eat a lot, so I could for 2 or 3.

Brains76
Brains76

way better than LaMars...

Jennifer Wohletz
Jennifer Wohletz

49,998, now. I think Denver is the perfect market for VD--medical Mary+freaky-cool gourmet doughnuts=everybody wins. Please, Chamber of Commerce, will you wine, dine and "68" them a bit?

A.
A.

LaMars cake white iced w/ rainbow sprinkles is PERFECTION!

Todd Bradley
Todd Bradley

Not better than LaMar's.  More creative, maybe, but definitely not as tasty.

GFTW
GFTW

49,997. Highlands might be a good area for them. I heard VD has an x-rated section. Hmm, has Jason Sheehan reviewed them????

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