You may have puzzled over the traffic jams that regularly tie up the street in front of this Shipley’s location just north of 610 on Ella. What’s the big deal here? Well, let’s just say this isn’t your average Shipley’s. It’s one of the oldest of the chain’s original locations, and the only one (as far as we know) that fries every doughnut to order. When Ed Levine, founder of the Serious Eats website and a serious doughnut critic, flew into Houston from New York a few years ago to sample our home food, the Shipley’s on Ella was the first place he went. Eating a hot, gooey doughnut, Levine pronounced the Ella Shipley’s among the nation’s top shops. Try one of these, and you’ll wonder what the big deal was about Krispy Kreme.