Young and Hungry

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Now Open

Hot off the heels of GBD's opening Friday, D.C. now has its second fried chicken and doughnut spot: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. The first 200 people in line at the Metro Center shop today (after the 8 a.m. opening) will get a free doughnut with any purchase. The first 50 lunch customers (beginning at 11 a.m.) will get a complimentary side with any chicken order.

The fried chicken comes in traditional buttermilk with a recipe from chef Jason Gehring's family or double-fried Korean style with a spicy garlic or Sriracha glaze. Prices are two pieces for $5.25; four pieces for $10; eight pieces for $18.50; or three chicken tenders for $5. There's also a chicken BLT for $7 and potato salad and Asian slaw for sides.

The doughnut menu ($2.25 -$2.85) includes some staples like maple bacon and crème brûlée plus daily changing flavors. Check out the full doughnut menu below. Astro will be open from 8 a.m. until food runs out today through April 12. After that, the hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Daily Selection (available every day)

· Vanilla Glazed – vanilla bean glaze ($2.25)

· Brooklyn Blackout – devil’s food cake, chocolate glaze, cookie crumbs ($2.50)

· Maple Bacon – maple glaze, Benton’s bacon ($2.50)

· Peanut Butter & Jelly – strawberry jelly, peanut butter glaze ($2.85)

· Crème Brulée – vanilla custard, bruléed vanilla glaze ($2.85)

· Twink-nut – golden vanilla cake, buttercream filling, vanilla glaze ($2.50)

· Seasonal: **In honor of the Cherry Blossom Festival, a specialty doughnut filled with black cherry compote and an Earl Grey tea glaze will be available every day through April 14 for $2.85.

Monday

· Lemon Blueberry – blueberry cake, lemon glaze, streusel ($2.50)

· Pistachio – pistachio glaze and crumble, chocolate drizzle ($2.25)

· Salted Caramel – caramel glaze, almonds, fleur de sel ($2.25)

· Applesauce – cinnamon dough, apple compote, caramel glaze ($2.85)

· Lemon Passion Fruit – lemon curd, passion fruit glaze ($2.85)

Tuesday

· Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip – chocolate chip cake, peanut butter glaze, cookie crumbs ($2.50)

· Saigon Cinnamon – cinnamon dough, cinnamon glaze ($2.25)

· Espresso – espresso dough, espresso glaze ($2.25)

· White chocolate mocha – espresso dough, white ganache, espresso glaze ($2.85)

· Creamsicle – orange curd, blood orange glaze ($2.85)

Wednesday

· Pumpkin – pumpkin raisin cake, maple glaze, gingersnap crumbs ($2.50)

· Carrot Cake – carrot dough, cream cheese glaze, pecans ($2.25)

· Piña Colada – pineapple compote, coconut glaze ($2.85)

· Boston Cream – vanilla custard, chocolate glaze ($2.85)

· Triple Chocolate – chocolate dough, chocolate custard, chocolate glaze ($2.85)

Thursday

· Banana Nut – banana cake, mascarpone glaze, pecans ($2.50)

· Gingerbread – gingerbread dough, gingerbread glaze ($2.25)

· Grapefruit – pink grapefruit glaze ($2.25)

· Black & White – chocolate dough, white ganache, vanilla glaze ($2.85)

· Gianduia – chocolate dough, chocolate custard, hazelnut glaze ($2.85)

Friday

· Chocolate Glazed – Valrhona chocolate glaze ($2.25)

· Pecan – butterscotch glaze, pecans ($2.25)

· Mocha – espresso dough, chocolate custard, espresso glaze ($2.85)

· Oatmeal raisin – oatmeal dough, buttercream filling, granola crumbs ($2.85)

· S’Mores – chocolate cake doughnut, dark chocolate glaze, graham cracker crumbs, meringue ($2.50)

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, 1308 G St. NW; (202) 809-5565; astrodoughnuts.com

Photo by Jessica Sidman

Comments

  1. #1

    I'm fine with my .67 colossal donut from Shopper's Food Warehouse.

  2. #2

    Yes but you forget that SFW does not advertize in the Washington City Paper.

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