Astro Will Serve an Old Bay-Doughnut Fried-Chicken Sandwich

The Luther better watch out.

Astro’s Old Bay doughnut stacked with fried chicken becomes available Thursday. Photograph courtesy of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.

Today is a glorious day for fried chicken news. First, Seasonal Pantry announced a crispy bird pop-up for August, and now Astro says on Thursday it will release an Old Bay-doughnut fried-chicken sandwich.

The platform for this ingenious mashup is a savory doughnut with Old Bay spice baked into the rounds and dusted on top. Stuffed inside is a fried-chicken breast, local lettuce and tomato, and your choice of dressing: barbecue, honey mustard, ranch, blue cheese, or Sriracha-buffalo (we may ask for the last two mixed together). You’ll find the over-the-top mouthful ($9) Monday through Friday in the Penn Quarter shop and Tuesday through Saturday aboard Astro’s Virginia food truck.

It looks like the Luther may finally have some competition.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.