Thank you for a wonderful 3 years! Here's what's next. pic.twitter.com/ZMttCnYLXN
— GBDchixndonuts (@GBDchixndonuts) March 15, 2016
Dupont Circle’s purveyor of donuts and chicken will soon be no more. GBD announced earlier today it would soon stop slinging fried food at 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW.
“Tomorrow will be our last day serving up fried chicken and doughnuts here at GBD,” reads the eatery’s tweeted announcement. “It’s been an awesome three years and we had a blast with all of you.”
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 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.
We recently told you about a new fry-focused restaurant coming soon to Dupont Circle, GBD, which stands for Golden, Brown and Delicious.
We recently caught up with a representative from Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG) to find out some more details on the fried chicken and doughnut eatery.
Borderstan: When did Tiffany and Kyle decide to start GBD and why?
NRG: Just after the opening of Birch & Barley, Tiffany and Michael Babin (the owner) began talking about opening a doughnut shop. At the time, the doughnuts on the brunch menu were getting rave reviews and no one in DC seemed to be filling that need for a doughnut shop yet. ChurchKey had played around with pairing the two items with their off-menu item “The Luther,” so there was some experimentation going on for quite some time.
Borderstan: The website says there will be appetizer options for the dinner menu — what will those be? Do you have some idea or any examples?
NRG: The evening menu will have fried chicken dinners similar to those that have been offered at ChurchKey on Wednesdays; some additional mains, such as The Luther or Chicken Fried Steak; and a section of smaller dishes great for sharing, such as wings, chicken fried pickled green tomatoes, fries, etc.
Borderstan: What are some doughnut flavors diners can expect to see?
NRG: Grapefruit Campari Old Fashioned, Snicker’s, Apple Fritter, Coffee Cake, Tres Leches and Boozy-Butterscotch Bacon are some types of GBD doughnuts.
Borderstan: When is the anticipated opening date?
NRG: Just a few weeks away! Mid-March.
Borderstan: How many diners will GBD seat?
NRG: Approximately 50.
Borderstan: Why did Bailey MacIssac, choose Dupont Circle for the location?
NRG: Yola (the former tenant) actually sold Buzz Bakery pastries, so (NRG) had been working with them for a while and found out about the space becoming available. Dupont Circle was basically a perfect location for a concept that would pull triple duty, doing doughnuts and coffee in the morning, fried chicken lunches during the day and finally a bustling bar program and great comfort food in the evening.
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.