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by Borderstan.com April 3, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

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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GBD expected to open Friday at 1323 Connecticut Avenue NW. (Rachel Nania)

On Tuesday night, GBD gave a little preview of things to come. And let me just tell you: Dupont, it was worth the wait. The Luther, alone, people… The Luther, alone.

Opening this Friday at 1323 Connecticut Avenue NW, GBD will offer doughnuts and Mad Cap coffee in the morning, fried chicken for lunch and and additional appetizers, paired with a bar menu, in the evening. (And since GBD is affiliated with Neighborhood Restaurant Group, you know the bar menu will be stellar.)

The place is being run by Chef Kyle Bailey and Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIssac, both from Logan Circle’s Birch & Barley. And the team is bringing in the expertise of DC beer guru Greg Engert.

Don’t miss:

  • The chocolate filled brioche doughnut  (with milk chocolate glaze with Cocoa Krispies)
  • The coffee cake doughnut (with spice glaze, oatmeal streusel and vanilla icing)
  • The Luther (doughnut buns, fried chicken in the middle, bacon)
  • Any of the fried chicken selections

GBD is expected to open on Friday, April 5. See you there.

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by Borderstan.com February 28, 2013 at 10:00 am 2 Comments

From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.

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Katie is exploring beer and donuts this weekend. (Brian Hussein Stanton)

As I approach my 30th birthday (why, it’s this Friday, thanks for asking!) I have been ruminating about life more than usual. The milestones met and unmet, what the future holds, what it all means, etc., and so far the only thing I know unquestionably is that I MUST become a stow-away aboard Titanic II when it sets sail in 2016.

Looks like I have a bit more soul-searching ahead of me. But in the meantime, it’s the weekend! So, let’s keep procrastinating, shall we?

Thursday

Does the ability to tweet snarky comments about Tom Coburn’s beard translate into telling actual funny jokes? Roll the dice and find out tonight at The Hamilton as 13 journalists compete in Commedia dell Media a stand-up competition benefiting Writopia and REACH, Inc., local organizations that promote youth literacy. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are $22.50 in advance or $33 at the door.

Friday

Sometimes when two good things come together they create something even better (like screaming goats and Taylor Swift), and other times they implode in epic proportions (like Sex and the City: The Movie). I’m tempted to say that a “Mint Chocolate Ale” would fall into the latter category, but find out for yourself tonight at H Street Country Club, where you can sample and vote for it along with the two other beers that are currently in the running to join Blue Moon’s Fall 2013 lineup. Things kick off at 8 pm and free snacks will also be provided.

Saturday

I WAS going to recommend that you check out the DC Donut Fest that’s happening this afternoon from 12 pm to 4 pm at Penn Social, but apparently donuts are the new cupcakes or something and the whole thing is straight up sold out. If you want to swing by and try to scalp your way in, I won’t judge you. $15 for bottomless donuts is definitely worth it.

If you don’t end up gorging yourself on donuts (or even if you do) you can gorge yourself on beer tonight at the 9th annual DC Brewer’s Ball to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are $130, and include beer tastings from dozens of breweries, bites from local eateries like Hank’s Oyster Bar, Masa 14 and Mon Ami Gabi, live music and a silent auction.

Sunday

One of the Food Network’s top 3 least annoying chefs/king of my heart and stomach Bobby Flay recently claimed the people’s choice award for best burger at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival with his Green Chili Cheeseburger. The burger, a majestic beef patty topped with (OMG) roasted green chilis, queso sauce, pickled red onions and crushed potato chips, is available through today only at Bobby’s Burger Palace on K Street. Get over there and treat yo’ self.

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by Borderstan.com February 6, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

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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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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