Astro Doughnuts And Fried Chicken


Ok, so, I let my friends take me out on some dining adventures, but, I can’t go to a different city, or any city for that matter, without some sweets. So, I had to check out Astro Doughnuts And Fried Chicken in Washington DC.


Everything here is made fresh on premises daily. They have some amazing sounding flavors and exciting, rotating special flavors like Birthday Cake and Espresso. Oh, and of course the fried chicken, combining two great comfort foods. But, I came for the doughnuts.


I went for one of my favorite flavor combinations, the nostalgic Peanut Butter and Jelly. Sandwich, what? PBJs should all be in doughnut form, this one was so delicious. The doughnut is light and pillowy, glazed with this wonderfully sweet peanut butter coating.


And inside, yup, generously injected with the jelly. What I really liked here, was that the jelly tastes fresh and not artificially sweetened, balancing out the sweetness of the glaze really nicely.

The Shorts:
Name: Astro Doughnuts And Fried Chicken
Location: 1308 G Street, NW Washington DC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Without a doubt. Next time, in addition to the PBJ, I’m going for that Creme Brûlée.
Would I recommend it? Uh, yeah. Get your Astro over there.


The Hamilton


Another weekend day, another brunch, right? Right. So, my friends brought me to The Hamilton in Washington DC. This grand venue has a couple enormous dining rooms, another room for a bar, and even a room downstairs where they’ll host a Gospel Brunch. Hallelujah!


They have a really eclectic menu too, with some great American classics, Southern dishes, a sushi menu, and even some signature boozy milkshakes. While the decor really gives you a grand, and elegant atmosphere, you can actually dine pretty casually. 


To start, I ordered  their Hibiscus Mimosa (Carmina Prosecco, hibiscus flower, Byrrh Grand Quinaquina). Loved it. It was refreshing, not too sweet, and the best part is the edible candied hibiscus flower at the bottom.

Then for the table to start, we had the Salted Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun. Yeah, you should probably get that. It’s generous in size, served warm, with a sweet and slightly salted glaze that’s perfectly topped with candied pecans. I mean, nothing to complain about here. 


Then, for my entree I had the Herb Crusted Cod with smashed peas. I really enjoyed this dish. The peas were a mix of smashed and puree and whole, which was a really great textural combination. The Cod was savory and flavorful with a really nice texture, going so wonderfully with the peas. 

The Shorts:
Name: The Hamilton
Location: 600 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. That hibiscus, the sticky bun, it’s a win-win situation. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, and I’m pretty positive the Gospel Brunch is amazing.