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Blue Dot Donuts opens Uptown location 

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  Blue Dot Donuts is scheduled to open its second location in Uptown (5236 Tchoupitoulas St.; Friday, Jan. 10. It joins several artisanal doughnut shops already open in Uptown, including District Donuts.Sliders.Brew (2209 Magazine St., 504-570-6945;, Manhattanjack (4930 Prytania St., 504-897-5551; and the pop-up Upper Nine Doughnut Company (

  The original Blue Dot (4301 Canal St., 504-218-4866; was opened in spring 2011 by New Orleans police officers Dennis Gibliant, Ronnie Laporte and Brandon Singleton. Besides original donut flavors, fillings and toppings, the shop is known for its bacon-maple long johns, large apple fritters and popular red velvet doughnut packed with cream cheese.

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