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Food Trends 2017: What to Look for On Your Plate This Year

December 20, 2016 | Los Angeles Times

No way around it: 2016 was a strange year. And from bleeding veggie burgers at New York’s Momofuku Nishi to burrito drone delivery in Virginia, the food scene kept pace..

Jessica Voelker

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is bringing its crème brûlée doughnuts and fried chicken to L.A.

December 20, 2016 | Los Angeles Times

Doughnuts and fried chicken party: If you’ve been lucky enough to try a crème brûlée doughnut from
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken in Washington, D.C., you’ll understand why this next bit of news is exciting…

By Jenn Harris – Contact Reporter

Doughnuts and Fried Chicken Together at Last at This Soon-to-Open L.A. Restaurant

December 13, 2016 | L.A. Weekly

Unless you started a chain that sold nothing but ramen and tacos, it’s hard to think of two foods under
one roof more likely to thrill Los Angeles eaters than doughnuts and fried chicken. And that’s just what
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken will be bringing to downtown L.A. in early 2017…

By Besha Rodell

Ballot-Worthy Bites: 11 Election-Themed Dishes and Drinks

November 1, 2016 | Food Network

It’s been a heated election season, with no shortage of debates, speeches and campaign revelations,
and the race to the White House has had everyone talking — including the country’s chefs and bartenders,
who are taking politics into the kitchen…

By Patty Lee

A Guide to D.C.’s Essential Doughnut Shops

October 26, 2016 | Eater DC

With the expansion of Duck Donuts and Astro Doughnuts in Virginia and the arrival of such new offerings as Sugar Shack, D.C. has been turning into even more of a doughnut town…

By Missy Frederick

The best fried chicken in America

July 6, 2016 | TimeOut

Satisfy your craving for crispy wings and spicy drumsticks at the 21 best fried chicken restaurants in America…

By Lauren Rothman and Time Out editors

21 Delicious D.C. Eats That Won’t Break The Bank

February 14, 2015 | Buzzfeed

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite cheap eats in Washington, D.C.
Here are the delicious results…

By Jon-Michael Poff

THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS: Old Bay Doughnut Chicken Sandwiches, Lizard Cafés and Weaponized Kimchi

July 25, 2014 | FWx

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let FWx do it for you…

By Justine Sterling

The Best Southern-Style Friend Chicken in Washington, DC

June 1, 2014 | Serious Eats

Depending on who you ask and what subjective gerrymandering is involved, you may or may not lump Washington, DC in with the American South…

By Brian Ho

National Donut Day!

June 6th is National Donut Day, but there’s more to the occasion than free donuts. Karin Caifa has the sweet history.

The 21 Best Donut Shops is AMERICA

April 19, 2014 | Thrillist

Ahhh, donuts. Before Wheaties and “doctors”, they truly were the breakfast of champions. And now, thanks to a resurgence of independent shops opening across the country, the fried yeasty sugar bomb is back en vogue…

By Kevin Alexander

40 dishes every Washingtonian must try in 2014

March 1, 2014 | Washingtonpost.com

Creme brulee doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Others fill doughnuts with eggy, vanilla-flecked custard and call it creme brulee (ahem, Doughnut Plant). But Astro’s idiosyncratic square doughnut, crowned the city’s best, goes to another level entirely… the creme brulee doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken…

Sweet: 101 Amazing American Doughnut Shops With Serious Street Cred

February 20, 2014 | Grub Street

Let the French have their croissants. The real morning-pastry action is in doughnuts, and even if Americans can’t claim sole ownership over something as simple as frying dough, the United States can certainly stake a claim on doughnut shops…

By Grub Street

Wallpaper* City Guide Washington DC

February 1, 2014 | Wallpaper* City Guide Washington DC

Doughnuts and Fried Chicken. The comfort food served at this Downtown joint is as American as it gets, but far from gimmick. Washingtonians and former hockey players Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern based the idea for venture on their tradition of enjoying a doughnut together after a game…

Authors: Paul McCann, Alix Lambert

The Ten: Best New Restaurants of 2013

December 27, 2013 | City Eats by Food Network

The past twelve months boasted the most varied and vibrant series of restaurant openings in the modern history of this city… the creme brulee doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken…

By Nevin Martell

Six Dishes: Washington D.C.

November 1, 2013 | Travel + Leisure

Breakfast: Creme Brulee Doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, line up early at the pint-size shop near the White House for its signature treat, stuffed with vanilla pastry cream and coated with a caramel glaze.

And the best doughnut in D.C. is…

June 25, 2013 | Washingtonpost.com

… the creme brulee doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken…

By Nevin Martell

A Dozen Weeks of Doughnuts, Week 8: Nothing But Donuts and Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

May 15, 2013 | Washingtonpost.com

We are two-thirds of the way through our insulin-shocking mission to find the area’s best doughnut. In our first seven weeks, we ate more than 140 of the fried pastries while checking out national chains, local upstarts and longtime neighborhood favorites.

By Nevin Martell

The 23 Hottest Doughnut Shops in America Right Now

May 8, 2013 | Eater DC

Here are 23 of the most buzzed-about specialty doughnut shops across the United States.

By Amy McKeever

Taste Test: Fried Chicken

April 25, 2013 | Washingtonian Best Bites

From Popeyes to BonChon to GBD, we wade through the best and worst Washington has to offer right now.

By Anna Spiegel

Finger Lickin’ Awesome

April 25, 2013 | 7x7 The Travel Issue

Waffles are so five minutes ago. At D.C.’s Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken the classic Southern combo gets a twist with artisanal ingredients — think Valhrona chocolate and Plugra Butter—and wacky flavors including Saigon cinnamon, piña colada, twink-nut, and s’mores…what’ll it be?

Best Places To Get Alternative Wedding Cakes In Washington DC

Sweet, fluffy and finger-linking good are the best adjectives to describe the doughnuts from Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, and your wedding guests will thank you for the opportunity to try them.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Opens in Washington, D.C.

April 8, 2013 | The Daily Mail

D.C.’s donut fever continues with Metro Center shop’s debut.

By Teresa Tobat, Special Contributor

OPENING MONDAY NEAR METRO CENTER: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

April 6, 2013 | POLITICO

After several months of catering and pop-up sales, pastry Chef Jason Gehring, formerly of Fiola…

By Mike Allen

6 funky twists on fried chicken

Though once a staple of Southern cuisine, fried chicken is taking on some decidedly interesting twists.

D.C.’s Most Delicious Doughnut Destinations

April 3, 2013 | Forbes Travel Guide

The lowly doughnut has gotten a makeover in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Correspondent McLean Robbins

5 Things We’re Buzzing About This Week

March 25, 2013 | Southern Living

Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.

By Jessica Stringer

2013’s new and notable restaurants

March 25, 2013 | Washingtonpost.com

The long-awaited Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opened in a storefront near Metro Center in April.

Metro Center gets clogged in the best ways possible

March 20, 2013 | Thrillist

Astro’s the creation of two childhood friends…

By Leo Schmid

Astro-logical Donuts and Chicken via Elevator

March 13, 2013 | UrbanDaddy

It’s that classic story you’ve heard a thousand times…

Move over, cupcakes! There’s a new food frenzy in town.

Gourmet doughnuts are hot this year and several businesses are opening shops over the next few weeks.

First Look: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Washington, DC

January 8, 2013 | Serious Eats

Whether or not you’re a fan of savory-sweet combination of fried chicken and doughnuts, 2013 looks like it’s going to be a banner year for it in DC.

By Brian Oh

Getting Gourmet Doughnuts Delivered

December 24, 2012 | UrbanDaddy

Fortunately they’ll bring them to you by the dozen so long as you’re around Metro Center.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

December 14, 2012 | EatMore DrinkMore

There’s a new spot coming to Metro Center in early 2013.

by Jenna

Call Astro or District for Your Donut Fix

December 11, 2012 | Daily Candy Food & Drink

Next year will bring us a couple of brick-and-mortar sugar shacks,  but you can order now for what’s to come.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Announce Location – EVEN BETTER: You can start placing order right now.

November 29, 2012 | Washington Best Bites

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken—the latest venture to join the ultra-ultra-comfort-food trend.

By Anna Spiegel

Astro Dougnuts & Fried Chicken Coming to Metro Center

November 29, 2012 | Washington City Paper

Astro is currently accepting catering orders for those in Metro Center between 9th and 15th streets NW and E and H streets NW.

Where You’ll Find Astro Doughnuts Come January

November 29, 2012 | Eater DC

The restaurant has released its address: 1308 G St. NW. It plans to open its doors in January.

The Ten: Best Doughnuts

November 23, 2012 | City Eats by Food Network

The Ten is your guide to the best of the best that D.C. has to offer. This time around Nevin Martell tackles Homer Simpson’s favorite food that’s not beer: doughnuts.

5 More Facts About Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

October 29, 2012 | Eater DC

On the heels of Astro’s opening announcement, Eater DC highlights five unknown facts about Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.

Coming up: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, with an assist from former Washington Capitals player Jeff Halpern

October 26, 2012 | Washingtonport.com

Washington Post dining critic, Tom Sietsema, previews details of Astro Doughnut & Fried Chicken.