GBD – Golden Brown Delicious (Fried Chicken and Fresh Doughnuts)

Good morning!

Any soccer fans out there? It’s almost time to see if Team USA can advance to the second round in the World Cup. Fingers crossed. I know a lot of people who will be watching the game at bars across the country. My office will actually have the game turned on in several of our conference rooms, but sadly I’m not sure how much of the actual game I’ll get to see. It’s been a pretty busy week and today is no exception. 😦 I’ll be cheering from my seat!


After work yesterday I met my friend Rebecca (and former co-worker) at GBD for happy hour. She wasn’t able to attend my birthday happy hour and wanted to treat me to a drink and nibbles – so sweet! GBD is famously – at least in D.C. – known for its delicious fried chicken and doughnuts.

For those of you that know me well, my decision to try GBD’s happy hour may seem a bit strange since I don’t like doughnuts and I hadn’t eaten fried chicken in YEARS. I decided all of these reasons trumped going there since I have heard nothing but wonderful things about GBD’s doughnuts and fried chicken so I just had to try it out. If you are thinking this place would be right up Tommy’s alley, you are right. I definitely need to take him here.

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GBD in Dupont Circle.

GBD has a pretty good happy hour for drinks. Tuesday through Friday from 4-7pm folks can enjoy $3 specialty craft punches, $3 draft pours of Riesling and  tempranillo, and $4 beers (selection changes regularly).The food for happy hour could use a little bolstering in my opinion. Yesterday there was only one option – a mushroom dish for $4.

I decided to try their daily specialty punch, while Rebecca had a glass of the Riesling.

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All I remember about this punch was it was delicious and had bourbon in it. 🙂

For food I ordered some fried chicken drumsticks (sooooo goood! But soooo bad for me…) and Rebecca and I also split an order of fries with their house-made Chipolte/BBQ dipping sauce and a doughnut, of course.

First bite of fried chicken in years!

First bite of fried chicken in years!

Who isn't a sucker for fries?

Who isn’t a sucker for fries?

A Maple Bacon Bourbon doughnut to finish.

A Maple Bacon Bourbon doughnut to finish.

So glad I finally tried out GBD. I’d really like to come back to try out their brunch. 🙂


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