fried chicken and fudge, but I was blown away by GBD Fried Chicken and Donuts.
When researching lunch options in Dupont Circle, I noticed quite the internet buzz about GBD. I checked out their website and my brain function stopped when I saw the world’s most perfect menu item: a key lime donut. I did the Road Runner “meep meep!” and zoomed toward the restaurant.
At peak lunchtime, there were a lot of people waiting for their take out orders and I braced myself for a bit of a wait, but that wasn’t the case. I put in my order for a Drum & Thigh Lunchbox with a side of Pimento Mac & Cheese for the modest price of $8.00. The donuts are on the pricey side as donuts go, but I couldn’t help it, I had to order the key lime donut. The friendly employee handed me the donut to enjoy as I took a seat and waited for my order.
Was the donut good? Hell. Yes. The dough was heavy and sweet. When I reached the tart key lime filling, my salivary glands did a back flip. I had to make myself stop halfway through this sizeable donut. It was too good to not share with Ms. Classy, which was a significant sacrifice and expenditure of will power.
As I finished carefully wrapping the precious half donut, my order was brought to the table. As I said, I didn’t know good fried chicken before this moment. The breading was crispy with a subtle flavor and not overseasoned to compensate for flavorless meat, which was flavorful and juicy. The Pimento Mac & Cheese was exactly how mac & cheese should be: quality cheeses with a little something added for some zip. That biscuit: PERFECT! I should have gotten some butter for it so I could clog my arteries just a tad more.
Will I be back? Yes. I am really keen on trying the chocolate cream filled brioche and coffee cake donut.