This Might Very Well Kill You But May Be Worth It Anyway


From an email:

“Toady, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken [1308 G Street, NW] will launch a new menu item: a fried chicken and gravy sandwich, which will be available during breakfast and lunch. The fried chicken sandwich features a piece of fried chicken topped with gravy on a savory doughnut bun. The gravy has a Cajun flair and is made with chopped peppers, onions and celery. The breakfast version of the sandwich is smaller than the lunch version, and is priced at $5.50 and $9.75 respectively. A side of additional gravy is available for $2.00. The breakfast sandwich is available in the morning hours during the week as well as all day on the weekends. The lunch sandwich will only be available during the week.”

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  • Egads, or ouch. I don’t know which.

  • I am totally in favor of high calorie fried foods, but that looks and sounds totally disgusting.

    • Me too, and I agree. For one, cooked peppers (and raw onions) ruin everything they touch. For two, fried chicken on a doughnut bun is too much. Something in the dish has to counteract the greasiness of the fried chicken & gravy. Three ingredients with a greasy mouthfeel doesn’t work.

      • Emmaleigh504

        I’m so with you! Raw onions are evil. The most evil (food) thing there is! Worse than liver even. (Today I found stealth onions in the soup I bought 🙁 )

        • west_egg

          Heresy! (Not really.)
          I do appreciate raw onion (red, usually) on a cheeseburger from time to time — for me it’s a nice contrast.

        • FWIW- it’s not going to be raw onion- it’s in the gravy. Onion, pepper and celery are the Cajun Holy Trinity and part of almost all Cajun food..and cooked.

        • Liver is delicious! Agree on raw onions; although, I love cole slaw.

          • Emmaleigh504

            I love cole slaw b/c I’ve never had cole slaw that had onions! Where are you getting this abomination?

          • Every cole slaw I’ve had has onions…are you sure they aren’t masked by the other flavors?

          • Emmaleigh504

            I’m sure. I have sent burgers back b/c I could tell they put the onion on and then took it off. The every cole slaw I’ve ever had has been cabbage, carrots, mayo or vinegar, and maybe some pepper. Never onions. I’m so sorry you’ve had to experience onions in cole slaw.

          • justinbc

            I hate raw onion as well, totally ruins burgers to me.

          • Emmaleigh504

            raw onions ruin EVERYTHING! Ever see a little kid crying at an eatery, or anywhere in public? Or those metro criers? It’s the onions. They kill joy.

      • I had a different chicken sandwich there, and the donut bun was not greasy. Very light and fluffy actually.

  • This place has gone downhill since Jason Gehring left.

  • That looks absolutely delectable!

  • skj84

    So it’s a Luther without the bacon?

  • For $10, I hope it comes with a side of something.

  • justinbc

    I’m in. The Old Bay donut + fried chicken sandwich they did was legit.

    • I’d try it too, even though I typically try not to eat this unhealthy. I can just double up on the salads for a meal one week to compensate.

  • Wings-of-Pastrami

    Cut out the middleman and place that thing in the toilet.

    • justinbc

      How is that different than other food?

      • Emmaleigh504

        Thank you for asking that.

      • Wings-of-Pastrami

        The speed it heads south, the cramps and the regret of ordering an additional $2 “side” of gravy hoping it would somehow lube the intestines making this edible endeavor an overall success are a few that come to mind.

        Don’t get me wrong, I like guilty tasty morsels as much as anyone… this just looks like a complete gut bomb and they should offer free refills of pepto as part of the combo.

        • Emmaleigh504

          thank all the pretty things that I have a stomach of steel. I never have to worry or even think these thoughts. #BaskinStomachFTW

  • Most of the folks I see going in there are obses tourists and there kids sporting camouflage or or Packers swag ,who wondered too far from the White House or the Mall, male millennial interns, and thirty somethings who still think they have a millennial’s
    metabolism and continued tolerance for chemicals, fat and sugar. We middle aged natives know the Piper must be paid sooner or later ( as reflected in insurance premiums and bypass surgery) so we try to make stuff like that a once -a -solstice treat. But the key should not be, just because we can eat this, should we, but, rather, just because we can out this in our menu, should we? Just saying…

  • Maybe if this had real breakfast gravy and not this cajun nonsense, I’d give it a try.

  • ” The lunch sandwich will only be available during the week”

    What, no weekend cardiologist on call?

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