The power of the voodoo has swept over Sixth Street: Voodoo Doughnut has quietly opened the downtown Austin location we've been anxiously awaiting for months.
The "very first Texan doughnuts" were distributed Wednesday evening after the Portland-based shop announced its soft opening via social media. A representative with Voodoo Doughnut confirmed with CultureMap that the downtown locale will be open at various times throughout the month to serve a limited amount of goods, with the hours posted on its social pages. Once the staff completes training, the shop will host a grand opening on Halloween weekend.
Voodoo Doughnut has taken over the old Bourbon Girl location near The Parish. This is the company's first spot in Texas and sixth overall. In addition to its four Oregon storefronts and another in Colorado, the doughnut mecca is looking to expand to Japan and Taiwan.
Voodoo Doughnut is famous worldwide for its variety of interesting eats like the iconic Voodoo Doll with raspberry jelly filling, the Diablos Rex with a vanilla frost pentagram, and the bacon maple bar. No word yet on whether or not the "Tex-Ass Challenge" is available at the new location. Patrons can earn their money back if they can eat a giant doughnut (equal to six normal ones) in less than 80 seconds.
For more information on doughy happenings, you can check out Voodoo Doughnut on Facebook.