This past Tuesday JP and I headed to Plan Check over on Fairfax to grab some food and hunt for donuts. #RIPICDC. If you wanna hear us talk about this and other nonsense click here. A few days before that she had sent me a link showing this new meal that Linkin Park had at Plan Check that had five things for $39. I looked at it and was like “meh.” I like Linkin Park and have about three or four of their albums but wasn't sure about paying that much for what looked like a tiny dish. Well, I was very wrong. Its a lot of food and well worth it. Plus you get a damned t-shirt! Thankfully JP is not a fan of the band so she let me have the shirt.
You get a mandarin and black cheery cream soda which tastes good. There are also kimchi dusted fries which were very good and I wish they would just keep it on the menu and not for a limited time. There is a ahi tuna tostada which I tried one tiny piece of so I cant say how good it was or not. I'm not a fish expert. I tend to eat it fried with hot sauce. There was the Korean barbecue pork belly grilled cheese which was so good! It was way bigger than I expected as well. JP mentioned that while it had a lot of sauce and business going on it was not soggy at all. And for dessert there is a OML cruller. It has pineapple, yuzu air (whatever that is), coconut glaze, and a chocolate disc with a pineapple. JP was able to cut this thing with a spoon. It was super light and a new taste. Most of these are definitely worth getting a la carte.
I saw that there were also some new dishes added and there was a chicken and waffle dish. I love the chicken here and ended up getting this after some back and forth. This shit was good! Jidori chicken, waffles, and whipped candy pig butter which sounds insane but is good. Its super light and not thick as buttery butter. I didn't eat the walnuts that cam eon the side. All in all this was a super good meal that I'd get again for sure and would like to get before they take one or both of these away. The only drawback to this location is parking but the last few times we have gotten lucky and found a meter that just opened.
Last we headed to Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. We got six different flavors and none of them blew our mind. There was smoked almond brittle, maple bacon donut, PB&J, crème brulee, vanilla glazed, and the chocolate mudslide which ended up causing a fit from the two of us while recording a podcast. I have tried all of these so far except the mudslide. These are not bad donuts. They aren't. But they didn't wow us in any way. We didn't try their chicken sandwich and after seeing a photo of it I am glad we didn't. I would've been mad.