DC Eats & Food: My Lunches With Jeanne: Mini Food Crawl: Boqueria, Astro, GBD, Etc.
When it comes to fowl, Jeanne and I both share the love for fried chicken. Though did I mention?! For me it was still WAY too early. I still needed my second cup of coffee.
The light streaming into the long exposed brick walls corridor-like, GBD (Golden Brown Delicious) Fried Chicken and Fresh Doughnuts space, was playful, dotting inside the dark rich hued interior. We ordered and inconspicuously slid into a scarcely lit booth close to the kitchen. The fried chicken was perfection. Super flavorful. Crispy outside and beautifully moist inside. The biscuits were buttery, flaky deliciousness. That is coming from someone (me) who is relatively new to biscuit loving. Jeanne was missing the gravy which I offhandedly brushed off. I really do not like gravy that much, but talk to me in a couple of years I might come around on that one. The doughnuts are more brioche like, but I need to check the place out again to get a better feel for the doughnuts. Jeanne and I definitely would come back for fried chicken and biscuits again and there was even talk of bringing the families along.
It was too dark in our booth, so the food photos came out spotty, but you just have to take my word for it.
From there we walked over to Glen's Garden Market. I was curious to check it out. We almost stepped into road kill en route which made Jeanne shriek. She was walking just ahead of me. Then we went out to lunch at Boqueria. When we were in NYC over Thanksgiving weekend, I was so tempted to visit the original Boqueria (s) there as well. That is how much I loved their DC outpost here in Dupont Circle. The food is spot on. Super delicious, great presentation and relaxed yet a cool vibe. Whomever's hand is with the flavorings, it's spot on, the right touch and balance. You can't go wrong with any dish on the menu. Great tapas for sharing. The sautéed wild mushrooms with Manchego cheese and thyme was phenomenal and I even tasted a bit of the shrimp, garlic, Guindilla pepper flooded with olive oil (shhh) which was equally sensational, and I don't usually touch shellfish. We will be back again. It feels like an effortless and fun outing that, as long as consistency stays the same, will never disappoint.
top three favorite doughnuts for 2013 , check out the other two. I don't care for cake doughnuts so when we realized that that is what we ordered initially to split, Jeanne and I went back for the fried ones. Jeanne liked the cake doughnuts. It was something s'mores, I believe. Good thing that we did, otherwise we wouldn't have discovered the prized one, my beloved creme brûlée. Seriously, I am not being overly dramatic (well maybe a tad), but yep, it's a DC must.
I've got to go back and try the fried chicken again. It was good but I think the creme brûlée doughnut's brilliance overshadowed the poor fried chicken. I bet I would love all the fried doughnuts at Astro as the master dough is the same, I gather. I've been back on several occasions for the creme brûlée.
I am looking forward to my next food crawl with Jeanne this week. It's been too long. You can follow it live on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, so follow, like and stay tuned!
Pretty much Dupont Circle mini food crawl:
1323 Connecticut Ave. NW (Dupont Circle)
1726 20th St. NW (Dupont Circle)
Glen's Garden Market
2001 S St. NW (Dupont Circle)
1837 M St. NW (Dupont Circle)
astro doughnuts and fried chicken
1308 G st. NW
DC Eats and Food: My Lunches with Jeanne series:
Daikaya Ramen Shop
Mark's Duck House
The photos in this post were taken on my iPhone. There were some inconsistencies on subsequent visits to DGS Delicatessen. I wish for leaner cuts of pastrami there. They are were way too fatty on my last visits. My guys and my son's friends liked it regardless.