Move over, Louvre. Get lost, Getty. Austin’s about to host a museum that will make those venerated cultural galleries seem boring: a pop-up doughnut museum.
According to a Facebook event, the Refinery on Brazos Street will turn into the “Museum of Donuts” on Aug. 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The “pop-up experience” is to promote Shop Koko, a new merch line from Austin food blog A Taste of Koko.
“Museum of Donuts.” Waitaminutewhat?
According to the event description, this temporary temple to treats will include an “edible donut wall,” an “inflatable donut pool with donut floaties” and a “donut swing.”
The Mona Lisa might be nice, but you can’t eat it.
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The Facebook event touts the museum pop-up as “Instagrammable,” so if you are into that sort of thing and need a new Tinder picture, strap on that sprinkle-coated pool floatie. Tickets also include a swag bag. Oh, also, there will be doughnuts to eat. Natch. From “Austin's favorite donut shops,” no less: Gourdough's, Bougie's Donuts, Hank's, Master Donuts, Little Lucy's, Caroline and more, according to the event website. That might not include the blueberry cake doughnut from 7-Eleven, you (I) love so much.
Tickets for the event are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For comparison, a dozen glazed doughnuts at Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery on Airport Boulevard is $7. That, however, does not come with a “donut swing.”