Friday, April 2, 2010

Round Rock, Texas and THE BIG DONUT

Today was the day Bruce had been waiting for.  It was the day we were driving from Johnson City to Round Rock to eat the big donut.  Any of you watch the Man vs Food program on the Travel Channel?  Adam Richman, the host of the show, travels around to different U.S. cities in search of the "big food item".  The show debuted in December of 2008 and we have probably watched every episode.  We are foodies, but ones that try to control ourselves a little bit.  Adam searches for the big, unique food items to highlight on his program.  It is fun to watch.

Quite a while ago, Bruce saw an episode where Adam had gone to the small town just north of Austin, Texas to eat the big 2 lb. donut.  That was all it took and I knew we'd be heading to that big donut on this trip.  It took us just about an hour to drive from our RV park to our donut breakfast. 

We spotted the town's water tower first, and then saw our donut paradise!

The small parking lot was jammed, but just as we got there a spot opened up.  The drive-up window had about 15 cars in line.  Before we went in, Annie the Schnauzer got to have a walk.  It was cloudy and not a hot day, so she waited in the car with her special window guards in place to give her fresh air.

We walked into the small donut shop and the place was jammed with about 30 people in front of us and the was line snaking around the small area.  (no seating indoors).  This is the donut case with the small, ordinary donuts.

After we ordered, I filled the coffee cups and went outdoors to one of the 3 tables in front.  Bruce got our order (just one donut to share) and he came out to join me.  Here is the chocolate covered glazed, 2 lb. donut.  It didn't seem to weigh a whole 2 lbs. when I held it but Man vs Food said it was.   I took a picture of my hand with the donut for perspective.

We decided that cutting it in half would be the best way to share.  I always keep a picnic box in the back of the Explorer so I went over and got out a knife and some paper plates.  We even shared our stack of paper plates with 3 other people.  The Girl Scout part of me is always prepared!  Before cutting into it I had Bruce take another picture of the whole donut.  Then I cut it into 4 pieces and took a bite from one of those.  It was sooooooooo delicious.  The chocolate was smooth and silky and the donut wasn't greasy at all.   It was worth it even though the scale will not be happy with me for the next 2 days.

I have to admit that we each ate our entire portion and we were happy to do so!   If you like donuts and are ever in the Austin, Texas area, check out Round Rock will not be disappointed.

Until next long for now!


Cindy said...

Yummmmmm...Silly will be walking all night to take that off!!

You could walk to New

Looking forward to tomorrow.

Cindy and Walker

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Wow that looked delicious! I can't believe you ate the WHOLE Thing!

Karen and Steve

Margie M. said...

Correction Karen....I only ate 1/2 of it. Bruce ate the other 1/2. Please....don't make it sound worse than it was! LOL

Gypsy said...

I wouldn't have imagined the size of it if I hadn't seen the pictures. That's a big donut!

Paul and Mary said...

OMG! That looks like TONS of fun! Glad Bruce was able to scratch that itch. Safe travels!

Rick and Paulette said...

I gotta find that place - I love donuts!! Margie, you ate a 1lb chocolate covered donut!! That's amazing, congratulations, I think Tim Horton's should start making those!

squawmama said...

Oh Margie we love Adam and try to hit as many of the places he visits BUT we missed going here and we were so near to it when we stayed in Austin... But we did get to LuLu's down in San Antonio for the 3.5 Cinnamon Roll...☺☺☺ Have fun and I hope the donut went down well... Travel safe!

Carol K said...

You crack me up, Margie. Great post and pictures!

Jerry and Suzy said...

You guys told us about that donut when you were here. We're glad you got there, you came, you saw, you conquered! Congratulations.

Wayne and Roberta said...

Wow that is one huge donut -- I just showed it to my grandson and he wants to take a trip from Northern CA to TX just to get one. Safe Travels!


I had a big donut like that once but the wheels fell off.....