Dallas is getting artisanal doughnuts with a national reputation: A new doughnut shop from Miami called The Salty Donut is coming to town and will open a location in the Bishop Arts District in winter 2019.
Spokesman Danny Pizarro confirms that the shop will be opening, but says that they aren't quite ready to disclose the actual address. (A Miami Herald story says the store will be at 414 West Davis St., in the former Red Sparrow Mercantile space.)
The Salty Donut was founded in 2015 by Andy Rodriguez and Amanda Pizarro, who debuted the concept out of a vintage camper set up in a parking lot in Miami's Wynwood district — the first to introduce the concept of gourmet doughnuts to Miami.
The young couple was met with instant long lines, and national attention, including their competition on the Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown in 2016, which they won with a cream-filled "cannoli doughnut."
They opened a second, larger location in South Miami in May 2019.
Signatures include their maple-bacon, 24-hour-raised brioche doughnut and a brown butter cake doughnut — recipes devised by their original pastry chef Max Santiago, who left after a falling out in 2017.
Their chocolate-glazed chocolate doughnut is crafted with top-tier Valrhona milk-chocolate glaze and topped with crunchy chocolate pearls, made from scratch, not a pre-fab mix.
They also serve coffee drinks by esteemed brewer Intelligentsia Coffee, with a coffee menu that focuses on seasonality, as well.
Like most young people, they employ social media to spread their message and have nearly 175,000 followers on Instagram. In fact, that's how they'll be announcing their location. "We'll be dropping clues in our Instagram stories to make it into a guessing campaign," Danny says.
"We have built a strong following in Miami, where people come to our shop from all over the country," he says. "People do love the doughnuts, but just as important for us is our focus on the community aspect, including hosting events that bring people together. We like to be creative with our flavors and embrace the city's culture."