We used to call that feeling of complete lethargy you get after a trip to Dunkin Doughnuts "doughnut fever." If you are particularly susceptible to this ailment you should avoid Gourdough's. The cheery Airstream trailer (new location on the corner of Monroe and S. 1st Street) has been doing business in Austin for the last two years. I don't know how Sophie failed to ferret out this world-famous (featured on Bourdain's "No Reservations") doughnut spot, but she lit up like a penny slot machine when I mentioned it.
She quickly amended her plan to eat "two of them" when she realized these are no ordinary doughnuts. These are the kind of doughnuts that would make for good survival food as long as your survival didn't depend on your ability to move quickly after eating them. I was disappointed to hear that the bacon resupplier had not visited--no Flying Pig for me (maple glaze with bacon). I settled for Granny's Pie: caramel, bananas, and graham cracker crumbs
Sophie got the Heavenly Hash: marshmallow fluff, chocolate icing, brownies--yes, brownies.
All jokes about the size aside, these were some fresh, hot doughnuts with carefully curated toppings. If you want to make your own special creation feel free--or top with meat or ice cream for an additional $1. At $4.50 per doughnut you get your money's worth. We got there around 10:00, and I wasn't hungry until 4:00. Open late, til 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights Gourdough's would also make an excellent post-party snack.