We stopped off at Gourdough's food truck while road-tripping through Austin and tucked in to a gigantic donut topped with gummy worms and cookie crumbles. Today, they teach us how to make their super fruity Miss Shortcake donut.
How did you get started?
After grueling long days of back to back appointments and showing property you go long periods without eating, toward the end of the day you need a sugar fix and I would start fantasizing about the naughtiest thing I could eat, which were these crazy donuts!
The actual concept for the donuts was inspired by my love for desserts, the ones my family would always make around the holidays. I thought it would be great to have these year around and not just one day out of the year, but I needed a medium to serve these on in order to have a full concept, when the idea of my second love quickly popped into my head......freshly fried donuts. But they couldn't be just ordinary donuts, they needed to be Big and Fat in order to get attention.
Where are you located?
What are your specialities?
I believe our marketing edge is actually our concept of offering crazy food combinations, something that your mind hasn't thought of before, and adding a fun playfulness by creating a unique name for each one.... its shocking the first time you hear of a donut burger or chicken fried steak on a donut.
What's your personal favorite thing on the menu?
My favorite dish on the menu is the Dirty South; chicken fried steak sitting on a potato pancake and homemade cranberry-habanero jelly, then of course on top of a donut, and then all of it is smothered in our creamy gravy.
What's on the stereo?
Where else should we visit in your area?
I love what they’re doing at Swift’s Attic and I also love 24 Diner as a late-night spot.
Do you host any special events?
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
Our short term goal is to open our 3rd trailer at The Picnic off of Barton Springs Rd. Our long term goal is to open Gourdough's nation wide.
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