Let’s Spend the Next Few Minutes Discussing Doughnuts and Fried Chicken
Just when you thought nothing good was coming out of DC…
Fried chicken does.
And fried chicken on top of doughnuts.
We speak of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, a heavenly junction of golden poultry and glorious fried dough from the District of Columbia, opening Wednesday in Downtown.
Maybe someday you’ll be able to smell a link. For now, find contentment with a look at the goods. Yep, this place is going to be vital. A perky, red-and-white nook off Pershing Square that you’ll concoct elaborate excuses to visit every time you hit Downtown going forward.
In the morning, do a draft latte with one of their classic flavors, like the crème brûlée doughnuts you’ll watch being blowtorched in the open kitchen. Come lunchtime, grab a thigh and a drumstick backed by one of the four monthly specials, like Meyer lemon pie or strawberry rhubarb crisp.
Or you can go for the two-birds, one-stone approach and design your own fried-chicken sandwich. Have it slathered with honey butter, kimchi slaw and a farm-fresh egg. Then get the whole shebang thrown between an Old Bay doughnut.