January 28, 2013

Gourdough's


So, it's a really providential thing that I acquired a new bicycle around the same time that Matthew and I discovered Gourdough's doughnuts here in town, because without this new, fun form of exercise and with the edition of our obsession with said doughnuts, I would probably be well on my way to morbid obesity.

YOU GUYS. THESE DOUGHNUTS. It was just an innocent dinner out at Elizabeth Street, when I said to Matthew, "hey, let's try Gourdough's food truck in the parking lot across the way... I hear they're really awesome." Matthew wasn't feeling too well at the time, but he grumblingly went along with me, though he decided not to partake in his own doughnut. I bought the Son of a Peach one and took it to-go. On the way home I dived in, and holy mother effing sinfully deliciousness, y'all. I literally started yelling out strange combinations of obscenities when I took my first bite (which makes very little sense, given my mouth was having the time of its life), and I even nearly teared up at one point (PMS). Matthew was like, "what is wrong with you?" and I was like "here, try this," and I handed him over a forkful and then he, too, began cursing in a strange and senseless manner and proceeded to eat half of the rest of my doughnut.

We went back for breakfast the very next morning, and again this weekend. I've tried the Son of a Peach, Granny's Pie, and Cherry Bombs, and Matthew had a make-your-own flavor and the Black Out. So far, Granny's Pie was my favorite, with Son of a Peach in close second.

So, consider this a public service announcement to those of you in Austin who haven't tried Gourdough's yet, or to those of you who plan to ever visit Austin and want to give your taste buds a reeeeal fun ride.

I don't know about the Mother Clucker, Flying Pig, and Porkey's. But I'd be willing to give 'em a try.

this is what happens when you eat Gourdough's. Big, gleeful smiles from normally stoic men like Matthew. Also, see all that gray in his beard? Law school did that, not me. (I don't care what he says)


Happy Monday, my friends. :)

52 comments:

  1. omg that is the most ridiculous donut ever. I would also be in massive danger if that food truck was anywhere close to my house!

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  2. Those look delicious!!!! Now I want to fly to Austin!

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  3. These look delicious!! Here's to hoping Gourdoughs opens up a truck in Boston!

    X Kenzie

    www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

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  4. I'm not a HUGE doughnut person, but I'll eat one if it's around, ya know. I tried Doughnut Plant in NYC last month, and omg, the one I got (Creme Brulee) was sinfully good. I only wish they'd come to Toronto, or I had room to try more than one.

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  5. i'm glad you did a post on this because on IG i was like "I NEED TO KNOW MORE WHAT IS THAT THING".

    out of an airstream trailer?!?? these guys are the shit. i want to come to austin and try this out.

    also, i love men with salt and pepper (seriously) so tell matthew that in case he's feeling sheepish about the gray. cause he'll care a whole lot what i think. ????

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  6. All I have to say is: thank goodness we don't live in Austin. My husband would be dead from clogged arteries in 6 months! Doughnuts are his weakness anyway - but THESE doughnuts? I think they would probably border on an affair.

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  7. that's no ordinary doughnut girlfriend!

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  8. Funny story about the first time I went here... went with my parents and my dad does this really high intensity workout training called CATZ (it is like Cross Fit and has been around for way longer) and he is guilty about going and lo and behold he sees one of this workout partners at Gordoughs... eating a donut as big as his face! Nothing can stop you from the goodness

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  9. i wish i lived in austin texas so i could try this place it looks so good!

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  10. Best doughnuts ever! Everytime we go to Austin- Gourdough's is usually one of our stops. Y-U-M! We'll definitely have to now- these pictures will probably stay in my brain until we do! Luckily we are heading up to Austin this weekend WOOHOO!

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  11. We're traveling to New Braunfels to visit my sister at the end of February and all I can think about wanting to do is find this place. SERIOUSLY.

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  12. oh my god, i need some of that in my life!!

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  13. Those look delicious! And the gray looks good on him!!

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  14. seriously? those sound and look frickin' amazing.

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  15. This looks so amazing! Ah!!

    sincerelysk.blogspot.com

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  16. i wish i had a doughnut place like that within bicycling distance! oh, and i wish i had a bicycle! happy monday :)

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    1. PS - i was perusing your blogging tips section, and i saw that you recommend the book 'how to photograph your life.' i'm always in the market for a good photography-help book, so i bought a used version on amazon. it should be here this week! thanks for the tip! :)

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  17. Whhhhaaat? And I thought California doughnut shops were the best. This takes it to a whole new level. And beyond. You look adorable! I love your sweater... where did you get it? ;)

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  18. Oh. My. God. Those look amazing.

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  19. I want one NOW!!!!!!! (pregnant & always hungry lol)

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  20. Make It Rain. Hahaha! Best tip jar I've ever seen.

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  21. ummm this just made me hungry now!! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  22. i am adding this to my list of why i need to move to texas. looks soooo good.

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  23. HOLY CRAP! Those look SO good. They need this truck in Seattle. Seattle loves food trucks. And doughnuts. You should tell them that next time you're there ;)

    Law school (esp. 1L) greyed me too (a lot, at like 22 years old). I'm totally on your side with this one!

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  24. Given that I'm two weeks into Weight Watchers, I realllllllly shouldn't have looked at this post. Gateway foods, all of it! :)

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  25. Um yeah it's amazing! It isn't often that I have a pity party for myself bc I'm gluten free but gordough's does it every time. The birthday cake one will change your life. And Brent's favorite is the flying pig!!

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  26. omgggggggggg I am dying over here. Dying! I WANT ALL OF THE FLAVORS!! [except for the ones involving meat] I'm going to Austin next weekend for a bachelorette party, so you better believe I'm going to make a stop here!

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  27. Girl, don't get me wrong, I LOVE all your food posts, but I'm pretty sure I just gained 17 lbs.
    Back to the gym.

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  28. oh. my lawd. I need to make a trip to texas.my mouth is watering.

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  29. LOVE your photography style, I wish I could take pictures even half as good as you! The pie looks incredibly delicious, I can't blame you for making that adorable face in the first picture, I probably would have been making something similar as well! Happy Monday to you too :)
    www.juliestripbook.blogspot.ca

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  30. Yum, that seems so delicious, your food posts are one of my favourites, it's like Austin has the best places for food or you just make great pics ;-)

    happy monday!

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  31. NO BUT FOR REAL! I was just telling my Mom and little brother about this place yesterday. I'm so sad I found out about it right before we left...because holy mouthgasm. I made sounds I've never made in my life while consuming the Razzle Dazzle. Seriously though, try it. Now. PS~ You're cute. :)

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  32. Hahahaha that first picture. I love it. :)

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  33. LOVE THE PICTURES!!!! (oh and the donuts look amazing. and yes, I just went lazy on the spelling of donuts.)

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  34. That just made my stomach growl. This post is like temptation island!Seriously, it looks soooo good!

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  35. I might be coming to Austin just to have a doughnut. It's worth the 2 hour drive right? :)

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  36. Those donuts look so good! Yum! That's really cool that you have a donut truck in Austin :)

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  37. When we actually make it to Austin you HAVE to take me there. Or else...

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  38. Also, you guys make eating look good.

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  39. WOW.....these look freakin amazing. I would die right then and there! I LOVE food!!!

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  40. OMG OMG OMG!! I'm tearing up just reading this beause I live so damn far away {bloody, Australia!}. I wonder if it would be weird for me to save up all my pennies, fly to Austin just for a donut and fly back?! Who cares about the 18 hr flight each way! I am a donut fiend, I just want some now!! *Throwing a 2 year old tantrum!*

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  41. I am SO THANKFUL that I don't live anywhere near you. Seriously. I think that's a gift from God (and until now, I wasn't even sure I believed in God). If you try the SLOW BURN, let us know how it is. The cream cheese and pepper jelly combo is a holy union - I can't even begin to imagine it on a donut. Now I'm gonna go cry over the fact that I live in Hawaii and not in Texas, by Gourdoughs.

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  42. If I could jump through this screen right now, I would!! :)

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  43. Ooh, if only we had something like that in the UK! They sound amazing!

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  44. Alright. I'm adding this to my Austin list. Love it.

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  45. Aaaaawwwww... You're adorable!!=))))

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  46. Being near this place seems like a logical reason to move to Austin ;D

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  47. I think you're going to need to amend that last post to include the fact that your "silly switch" is apparently flipped when presented with delicious food. That first picture is priceless.

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