At last. You can now fill your bellies with fried chicken and doughnuts at GBD (Golden Brown Delicious).
The Neighborhood Restaurant Group spot is only open for breakfast and lunch for now (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends), but will soon serve dinner and late-night.
First off: doughnuts. The dozen or so flavors from pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac include bourbon butterscotch with bacon, tres leches, carrot cake with cream cheese glaze and candied pecans, and Devil’s food cake with salted caramel and roasted peanuts. I can vouch for the grapefruit zest-infused old fashioned doughnut with a Campari glaze. Prices range from $1.50 to $2.75.
Breakfast options include sweet potato biscuits with fried chicken thigh and spicy honey as well as scones (ham and cheese, vanilla), and muffins. For lunch, GBD has a drum and thigh lunchbox and a “tendies” lunchbox—both cost $8 and come with kohlrabi slaw and a creme fraiche biscuit. There’ also a stray healthy item: a salad with bibb lettuce, avocado, heart of palm, tarragon, tomatoes, almonds, and lime curry vinaigrette. Sides include bacon scallion potato salad, pimento mac and cheese, three bean salad, and more.
The final dinner menu, created by Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey, hasn’t been released yet, but the crowd favorite at an opening party earlier this week was a fried chicken bao. The hormone- and antibiotic-free fried chicken will also be available in buckets with at least nine different housemade dipping sauces to choose from. Also look for snacks like crispy smoked chicken skin chips and pickled eggs. And behold: The Luther (a fried chicken sandwich with bacon and doughnut buns) will make an appearance.
For drinks, there are 19 draft beers, wines (especially sparkling varieties that pair nicely with fried chicken), and punches created by Room 11‘s Dan Searing.
It’s BYOP: Bring your own Pepto.
Photo by Jessica Sidman