Glazed the doughnut café, specializing in imaginative pastries, has opened in the shadow of Houston’s Medical Center. Among its offerings are bacon-topped, maple-glazed treats and lemon- poppy-seed donuts. Glazed is open 24 hours a day.

According to, Glazed the doughnut cafe has revealed a new flavor: a barbecue donut (aka rodeo donut), featuring a large helping of brisket smothered in barbecue sauce and caramelized onions on top of a honey butter glazed donut. The tentatively named donut and other rodeo specials will be available once the Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show season begins in February.

Owner Edose Ohen told the Houston Press how he wants Glazed to be a consumer-driven.

"We are in a very awkward space, but we created strategic seating so that people can actually feel comfortable to come in there, sit down, have a kolache, or if they need to study, we have high-speed Wi-Fi, it's free for our customers, of course, and restrooms and all that good stuff so you can create an environment that is conducive to actually sit down, relax and stay there for a while."

Glazed features several seating areas in the front and back of the cafe for individuals to chat, work, study or just relax. The decor is modern with sleek black walls, an open kitchen, giant glass display case and doughnut-shaped light fixtures. The first thing you see when you open the front door is the expansive display case where three categories of doughnuts will be showcased: classic, specialty and gourmet. The classic doughnuts cost 99 cents each and will be distinguished by a black label corresponding to the menu board background; specialty doughnuts cost $1.49 each and are distinguished by a silver label; and gourmet doughnuts (which will be slightly larger than the other varieties) cost $1.99 and will be marked by a red label.