Anne Rucker of Bogart's Doughnut Co. -- south Minneapolis's latest pastry shop sensation -- has worn many hats in her lifetime. Rucker's former job as an attorney left her craving a creative outlet, which she eventually found in the form of Bogart Loves, a food blog named after her great aunt Esther Bogart, who taught her the basics of baking as a child.
|Anne Rucker in her dream doughnut shop|
Having achieved success on the blogosphere, Rucker took another step and began selling her baked goods at the Kingfield Farmers market, offering 15 to 20 rotating items, including brioche doughnuts. By the third year, she was strictly selling her doughnuts, which were popular enough for Rucker to set her sights on opening a brick-and-mortar doughnut shop.
Bogart's Doughnut Co. opened on May 30 on the corner of 36th and Bryant in south Minneapolis. Within days, customers desperate for a taste of Rucker's rich creations were lined up out the door.
This week, Hot Dish touched base with Rucker about her beginnings, goals for the future, and, of course, doughnuts.
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