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This Week: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Pop-Up in Chinatown

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

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Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. (Courtesy Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken)

Borderstan has its long list of places to frequent for breakfast. This fall, we published a whole post on the best spots in the neighborhood to eat the most important meal of the day, and Borderstan’s Jonathan Riethmaier is constantly feeding us new ideas on where to get our morning caffeine buzz.

But, if you’re in the mood for something sweet and a little out-of-the-way on your Thursday and Friday morning commute, then check-out a little pop-up action happening in Chinatown.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken will host a doughnut pop-up this Thursday and Friday (December 20 and 21) at the Chinatown Coffee Co. (475 H Street NW). The pop-up will sell a variety of doughnuts, including different flavors on each of the days.

The following flavors will be sold on both days:

  • Vanilla Glazed — vanilla bean glaze ($2.25)
  • Brooklyn Blackout — devil’s food cake, chocolate glaze, cookie crumbs ($2.50)
  • Maple Bacon — maple glaze, Benton’s bacon ($2.50)
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly — strawberry jelly, peanut butter glaze ($2.85)
  • Crème BrĂ»lĂ©e — vanilla custard, bruleed vanilla glaze ($2.85)
  • Eggnog cake doughnut — nutmeg butter cake, vanilla custard and rum glaze ($2.50)
  • Panettone doughnut — yeast raised fruitcake, rum glaze, and toasted almonds ($2.25)

On Thursday, patrons will be able to purchase the following flavors:

  • Banana Nut — banana cake, mascarpone glaze, pecans ($2.50)
  • Gingerbread — gingerbread dough, gingerbread glaze ($2.25)
  • Grapefruit — pink grapefruit glaze ($2.25)
  • Black & White — chocolate dough, white ganache, vanilla glaze ($2.85)
  • Gianduia — chocolate dough, chocolate custard, hazelnut glaze ($2.85)

On Friday, patrons will be able to purchase the following flavors:

  • Twink-nut — golden vanilla cake, buttercream filling, vanilla glaze ($2.50)
  • Chocolate Glazed — Valrhona chocolate glaze ($2.25)
  • Pecan — butterscotch glaze, pecans ($2.25)
  • Mocha — espresso dough, chocolate custard, espresso glaze ($2.85)
  • Oatmeal raisin — oatmeal dough, buttercream filling, granola crumbs ($2.85)

The Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken pop-up shop from Pastry Chef Jason Gehring will begin at 8 am and last until the doughnuts are sold out. Astor Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is scheduled to open in January 2013 in Metro Center.

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