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After several weeks of Friday evening-only operations, District Doughnut opened up full-time today at 8 a.m. The shop will celebrate its debut this weekend with music, games, giveaways, a photo booth, and more, until the doughnuts run out.
The Barracks Row spot from owners Greg Menna and Juan Pablo Segura will offer eight to 10 doughnuts each day. Pastry chef Christine Schaefer, who previously ran a gourmet bakery in Buffalo, N.Y., has created both yeast and cake varieties plus one gluten-free doughnut made with buckwheat flour. Dulce de leche and brown butter are menu staples, but opening flavors will also include key lime pie and Nutella bacon. Doughnuts will go for $2 to $3 each. Shaw-based roaster Compass Coffee, soon opening a cafe of its own, will supply the coffee.
District Doughnut, 749 8th St. SE; (202) 350-0799; districtdoughnut.com
Photo by Megan Ekhaml of Memorandum Images