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The Great Doughnut Derby: Al Dente vs. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Bombolini or full-size rings from a yet-to-open Metro Center spot?

Bombolini at Al Dente. Photograph courtesy of Al Dente.

Happy Friday, fried-pastry connoisseurs. Yesterday we experienced something of an upset when the mini doughnuts at the Palm beat out the weekend pastries at neighborhood darling 2 Amys.

Let us now take on the challenge of finding a suitable competitor for that bag o’ minis at the Dupont power spot. Two interesting options present themselves. On the one hand, there are those lemon-sugar-sprinkled nuggets of deliciousness called bombolini at Al Dente, up near American University. On the other, we have Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, that highly anticipated spot we hoped would be open by now. GBD opens Friday. Is it possible we’ll get two new doughnut and fried chicken spots on the same day? Stay tuned. And don’t forget to vote. The poll closes at 5 PM.

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