H-Town StrEATs owners Matt Opaleski and Jason Hill are expected to open a doughnut shop next to the cats at Fat Cat Creamery. But in order to debut Hugs and Donuts at that Heights-area strip center on North Shepherd, Opaleski and Hill need to raise some funds. They're calling on fans of their mobile eatery (and fans of doughnuts alike) to help them by donating to their Hugs & Donuts Kickstarter. Hill told the Press that they have "enough money to start the Kickstarter and start the business, but we need a little money to finish." Those who donate can receive a reward based on the size of their gift, from a free doughnut per day for life to having your name on a chair at Hugs & Donuts once it's open at the 8,000-square-foot building that will also house a Smoothie King.
For those who don't know where the anticipation for this upcoming shop comes from, H-Town StrEATs was among the first wave of gourmet food trucks to hit central Houston. Going on almost four years, the mobile eatery has developed a huge following and devoted fans who track it down for everything from short-rib-stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches to hot dogs covered in local craft beer-infused mustard. So the doughnuts won't just be your run-of-the-mill glazed treats. The Press reports that among some of the tricks up the duo's sleeves includes milk on tap, they'll also have "doughnuts in flavors like red velvet, lemon meringue and pretzel crunch, as well as boudin kolaches and kolaches filled with barbecue from Gatlin's." See their Kickstarter video below:
1901 N Shepherd [Photo: Official Site]