Slideshow: First Look: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Washington, DC

Doughnuts Galore
Doughnuts Galore
I tried a sample of a dozen flavors slated for Astro's initial menu. The square ones are filled doughnuts.
Bourbon Vanilla Glaze & Chocolate Glaze
Bourbon Vanilla Glaze & Chocolate Glaze
The two most basic doughnuts so far. Both are lightly glazed with vanilla and chocolate so as not to overwhelm the base pastry. A great option for those not wanting anything too complicated.
Maple Bacon & Crème Brûlée
Maple Bacon & Crème Brûlée
Speaking of savory and sweet, the Maple Bacon is a fitting marriage of the two. The light maple glaze paired with the smokey, salty bacon is strongly reminiscent of a pancakes and bacon breakfast. It's unapologetically geared toward the bacon lover, but that's not a bad thing. Filled with custard and lightly glazed, the Crème Brûlée is a decadently rich interpretation of the dessert.
Oatmeal Raisin & Mocha
Oatmeal Raisin & Mocha
Like the Twink-nut pays homage to the Hostess Twinkie, the Oatmeal Raisin is a throwback to the Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie. It's filled with vanilla butter cream and topped with handful of oatmeal. And more on the breakfast theme, the Mocha is an espresso and chocolate glazed doughnut filled with chocolate pastry cream with a little espresso bean on top.
Brooklyn Blackout & Twink-nut
Brooklyn Blackout & Twink-nut
The Brooklyn Blackout is a devil's food cake doughnut topped with chocolate frosting and chocolate cookie crumbs. The Twink-nut is, naturally, the homage to the Twinkie.
Espresso & Eggnog
Espresso & Eggnog
The Espresso is exactly the same as the Mocha, but without the chocolate pastry cream filling. A lighter option for someone wanting a coffee flavored doughnut. The Eggnog is a seasonal offering for the holidays. Made with nutmeg butter cake, vanilla custard and rum glaze, it recalls the festive, slightly spicy flavors of holiday eggnog.