Former food truck turned brick-and-mortar burger stand Stuffed!, which first landed in Liberty Public Market, will open a larger sit-down eatery this weekend in Pacific Beach. The Garnet Avenue location, dominated by a spray-painted pop-art mural by artist Eric Coxy, will serve new items including a buffalo chicken sandwich in addition to Stuffed!’s signature cheese-stuffed grass fed beef burgers, mac and cheese, fried Oreos and more.
Founders Tori and Alex Gould of AG Industry Concepts, who also operate Green Flash Gastro Truck, are expanding with a new doughnut shop, launching Frat Boy Donuts in an adjacent space with executive pastry chef Francis Laureano (Bottega Louie, Blue Bridge Hospitality). More than a dozen yeasted and cake doughnut varieties will be cooked fresh daily, ranging from a glazed doughnut with a hint of sea salt to the Smoreo with Oreo buttercream filling, chocolate icing, graham cracker and torched meringue and The Rockstar, which features the energy drink in the icing. Frat Boy Donuts will also offer three takes on the Cronut, including one topped with caramel glaze and chopped bacon, plus an apple fritter and a cinnamon roll. Laureano plans on offering additional pastries and rotating in new doughnut flavors, including one filled with beer jelly.
This Saturday, October 21, both eateries will be launching by giving away free POW burgers and tater tots at Stuffed! and free donuts at Frat Boy Donuts from 5 to 8 p.m. or until supplies last. Stuffed! will be opening officially this Sunday, with operating hours starting at 11 a.m. daily and ending at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Frat Boy Donuts debuts on Monday; it will open at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends, closing at 5 p.m. or when the doughnuts sell out.