Posts Tagged ‘doughnuts’

Even Hollywood A-Listers Can’t Resist the Doughnuts at D.C.’s Fiola

Check it out: real famous people (not just famous for Washington) dining out at a fancy D.C. restaurant. People magazine reports that celebrity couple du jour Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were spotted eating at chef Fabio Trabocchi's Penn Quarter eatery Fiola: Their dinner order? A salad, plus the tagliatelle with Alba white truffle, a […]

Three Things To Try This Weekend: Sweet Tooth Edition

Hot potato doughnuts with lime curd and strawberry jam (pictured) at PS7's, $4.50; 777 I St. NW, (202)  742-8550 "Sparkling Lemon," cherry pound cake with lemon curd and sherry marscapone, sprinkled with Pop Rocks, at Urbana, $7; 2121 P St. NW, (202) 956-6650 Ficchi gelato (ricotta, fig, vin cotto swirl) at Casa Nonna gelato cart, […]

Lutheran Confessions: What’s the Real Origin of ChurchKey’s Chicken-Doughnut Sandwich?

Prolific chef Erik Bruner-Yang may have touched off a local comfort food controversy when discussing the origins of the unusual "jelly belly" pork-doughnut sandwich at U Street Music Hall. In a recent interview with Young & Hungry correspondent Marcus Dowling, Bruner-Yang credited collaborator and U Hall co-owner Jesse Tittsworth with creating the concept in response […]

Cruller Intentions

Fabio Trabocchi has long impressed critics through his innovative cooking—smoking meats and fish over smoldering thatches of hay, for instance, or infusing his lasagna with offal. But at Fiola, Trabocchi’s latest Italian eatery in Penn Quarter, nothing impressed me more than the simple bombolini: golf-ball-sized puffy pillows of aromatic freshly fried dough, stuffed with ricotta […]

Quick Feeding: Pork Belly Doughnut Debuts at U Hall

Even the Fractured Prune Didn't Think of That: D.C.'s tantalizer-in-chief Erik Bruner-Yang is at it again. The chef behind the cover-charge-worthy pho dog has again partnered with U Street Music Hall proprietor Jesse Tittsworth on some inventive new menu items set to debut at the club this weekend, including a pork belly doughnut (pictured above) […]

You Want Ze Boston Cream? You Must Have Ze Papers!

Poor Germans. First it was SNL's Mike Myers and his Sprockets skit, with all the creepy talk of  "touching my monkey." Then came Seinfeld's Soup Nazi. Now this dark skit about a German doughnut shop where an order, without the proper papers, can land you on the obit page. Papers (2009) – watch more funny […]

Free Donuts, Go Nuts

On the heels of my recent post about Fairfax's greasy-sewer lawsuit against Krispy Kreme, the company is teaming up with Dunkin' Donuts to offer (you guessed it) free doughnuts for (you guessed it) National Doughnut Day. Question: is National Doughnut Day something we should have? I'm onboard for Presidents Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, […]