There are Old Bay cheese curls, popcorn, chocolates, and beer. And beginning Thursday, fans of the spicy Maryland crab seasoning will get to try another inventive twist: A fried chicken sandwich between two slices of savory Old Bay-sprinkled doughnut.


An Old Bay chicken doughnut sandwich at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken (Courtesy of Astro)

This whimsical concoction is the work of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, who will put it on the menu for $9 at their G Street storefront and Virginia food truck. The Old Bay is mixed into the batter of the doughnut, as well as dusted on top of the sandwich; it comes with lettuce and tomato, and guests can choose between barbecue, blue cheese, ranch, Sriracha buffalo or or honey mustard dressing.

Also on Astro's sandwich menu: A fried chicken BLT, which we tried last year for National Doughnut Day, and a Buffalo chicken sandwich. And if you want to pair the Old Bay sandwich with Flying Dog Brewery's Old Bay-flavored Dead Rise seasonal beer? The closest place to get a pack is A1 Wines, a few blocks away.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, 1308 G St. NW, 202-809-5565. (Metro: Metro Center)