I Can Eat 50 Eggs: KC Donuts

In honor of Paul Newman and “Cool Hand Luke,” I’ll review 50 days of eggs from 50 different restaurants.
Day 43: KC Donuts
8106 Brodie Lane. 282-1977. Hours: 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
By Mike Sutter | Fed Man Walking | 02.12.12
Sometimes an egg is just an excuse to get to what you really want. Today that something is a simple glazed doughnut. And KC Donuts makes a glazed so special that Austin superfan Doug Powell brought two dozen to the Statesman office after I dissed KC for being out of glazed for a 2010 story called “The All-Night Doughnut Drive.”
Then, as now, KC’s glazed doughnut is taller and denser than your average crackle-frosted sugar bomb at 70 cents a pop. And the only thing better than getting two of them is getting a third with chocolate sprinkles. Because man does not live by tan alone.
Like so many doughnut shops, KC jumped on the kolache bandwagon and other wagons that carry breakfast tacos and house-baked croissants. This was my 50 Eggs cover story for getting doughnuts. Even after breakfast, KC will make a fresh $2.75 breakfast croissant for you, with a modest sausage patty, molten American cheese and a hard-fried egg. Judging from how it turned the paper bag transparent, butter was involved. You’ll get greasy fingers and brindle-colored croissant snowfall on your shirt, and you won’t throw over Artisan Bistro or Baguette et Chocolat for your favorite local croissant, but KC is a solid alternative to fast-food “crescents,” and Jack in the Box can’t dream of doing doughnuts like this.
(Photos by Mike Sutter © Fed Man Walking)
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