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GBD: Bringing Doughnuts, Fried Chicken and Beer to Dupont Circle

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.


GBD getting ready to open. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Well, it’s official. This year is the Year of the DC Doughnut Invasion — not that I’m complaining. And a well-seasoned (pun intended) pair of successful DC chefs is bringing another doughnut (and fried chicken) spot to the neighborhood.

GBD, which stands for Golden Brown and Delicious, will open soon at 1323 Connecticut Avenue NW, just south of Dupont Circle.

The place is being run by Chef Kyle Bailey and Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIssac, both from Logan Circle’s Birch & Barley.

To keep things in the Birch & Barley family, the manager of GBD is listed as Erik Bergman, and the team plans to bring in the beer knowledge of DC sud expert Greg Engert.

GBD will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week.

Here’s what to expect to see on the menu throughout the day: 

  • Fresh, gourmet doughnuts and Mad Cap coffee will be served-up in the morning. 
  • Fried chicken will be featured at lunchtime.
  • Appetizers will be added to the menu as well as beer, wine and cocktails will be offered in the evening.

GBD’s Facebook page says the couple is pushing to open the Dupont Circle location in February.

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