Late in the morning Slip and I lounged as we noticed that the rain had really lightened up. We needed to run out to get some cash (emergency preparedness essential in case power goes out and you can’t use your credit card), so we decided to make a little trip of it. We called up Brett and Lindsay and decided to meet at Federal Donuts, Michael Solomonov’s brilliant creation that we had been dying to try.
Yes, this place sells fried chicken, donuts, and coffee. That’s it. It’s kind of awesome. Slip saw a tweet last night that the shop on Sansom would be open and apparently we weren’t the only people that had read the tweet— it was packed.
It’s hard to see just how crowded it was, given the narrow restaurant and my inability to capture a great picture— I was crammed into the corner with a dozen other people waiting for food. We hugged the bags close and ran back to our apartment and let me tell you, that may have been the best fried chicken I’ve ever had.
We got two half chickens— one of the dill pickle chicken and one of the cowboy coffee chicken. Both were just so delectable. The dill pickle was almost slightly sweet and with a crunch, and the cowboy coffee was smoky and tasted of mesquite and BBQ, also with a great crunch. Both came with a simple but perfect honey glazed donut and some super tangy pickles.
Ever had chicken and waffles? Chicken tastes great with donuts, too— just two tiny pieces together for a sweet and savory delight. We also got a strawberry donut and a Turkish mocha donut, enjoyed with some home brewed coffee, as we watched the weather channel.
The rest of the day will be spent cleaning house, watching movies, and snuggling, and, of course, keeping tabs on Sandy. This morning was a pretty fun way to start our day in together! Everyone on the east coast— be prepared, with some candles, matches, flashlights, bottled water, and brownie mix— and stay safe and dry.