Doughnut mania in DC continues. With a number of doughnut and fried chicken operations popping up, the next doughnut-plus iteration was never far off, which, obviously, is the doughnut ice cream sandwich.
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You don't make the Twinknut (that'd be a doughnut that plays homage to the Twinkie) without having a sweet tooth, so it's no surprise that Chef Jason Gehring of Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken knows a thing or two about sweets in town.
Another major player in the fried chicken and doughnuts phenomenon sweeping D.C. this year is Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken. It finally opened in early April, after long delays concerning a custom-made dumbwaiter, and it's quickly become a Penn Quarter hotspot for breakfast and lunch.
Co-owned by former Washington Capital and current New York Ranger Jeff Halpern and childhood friend Elliot Spaisman, Astro is the product of a mutually shared childhood love of doughnuts. We took a sneak peek at the sweet lineup.