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Now Open: Lamar Donut

Matthew Odam

1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 200. Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Now when you go sharpen your billiard skills at Slick Willie's or bronze yourself at Darque Tan, you can really make a day out of it and splurge on a doughnut. Located in the South Lamar Boulevard strip mall that looks like it was airlifted from the suburbs, Lamar Donut serves more than a dozen varieties of doughnuts, ranging from plain glazed (55 cents) to cherry turnover ($1.29). People who need a little protein with their breakfast can choose from a number of kolaches and croissants filled with variations on the sausage-egg-ham-cheese theme. The spartan store, which opened last week, offers cold bottled milk, juices, water and sodas, but frustratingly, no coffee. Guess you'll be forced to go next door to Starbucks for that.